Libya must ensure proper investigation after prominent lawyer shot dead

PRESS RELEASE 26 June 2014 The Libyan authorities must ensure that yesterday’s killing of a leading human rights activist in Benghazi is properly investigated and that those responsible are brought to justice, Amnesty International said. Salwa Bugaighis, a lawyer who played a prominent role in organizing protests at the start of the NATO-backed armed insurgency…

Scapegoats of Fear: Rights of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Migrants Abused in Libya

Nearly a year after the first elections in Libya, the human rights of tens of thousands of foreign nationals, including asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants, continue to be routinely violated. In a context of political instability and lawlessness, foreign nationals, mainly from sub- Saharan Africa, are at constant risk of exploitation, arrest and indefinite detention pending…

Secret and Incommunicado Detention of Benghazi Suspect Must Stop (Update)

Contact: Natalie Butz, nbutz@aiusa.org, 202-675-8761, @AIUSAmedia The U.S. government must ensure that Ahmed Abu Khattalah, who is being held in secret and incommunicado detention, gets immediate and unrestricted access to a lawyer amid fears that he may be being held or interrogated in inhumane conditions, said Amnesty International today. Ahmed Abu Khattalah has been allegedly…

Trial of former officials including Saif Gaddafi, unfair and unjust

Jamahiriya News Agency MEDIA ADVISORY Amnesty International experts available for interview Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi and Libya’s former intelligence chief, Abdallah al-Senussi, are among 37 former government officials who are standing trial in Libya on charges relating to the 2011 uprising and subsequent armed conflict. Their court proceedings – via video link for some of the…

“العفو الدولية”: محاكمة رموز نظام القذافي عبر الفيديو مهزلة

سيف الإسلام القذافي – أرشيفية قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن محاكمة مسؤولين ليبيّين سابقين، ومن بينهم سيف الإسلام القذافي، عرضة لخطر التحول إلى مهزلة، بعد أن أمرت المحكمة اليوم بمحاكمته مع ستة آخرين عبر الفيديو. وجاء في تقرير المنظمة، الذي نقله موقعها الرسمي عن نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في المنظمة حسيبة الحاج…