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Women Human Rights Defenders still Under Attack

From Amnesty International. Libya: Women human rights defenders still under attack, four years after activist’s assassination The Libyan authorities must do more to protect women human rights defenders in the country and investigate the repeated violent attacks against them, Amnesty International said today, four years after the killing of renowned Libyan human rights lawyer and […]

Civilians under Siege in Derna

Libya Protect Civilians under Siege in Derna Amid reports of an escalating humanitarian crisis in the besieged Libyan city of Derna, Amnesty International is calling on the leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalifa Haftar, and all parties involved in the fighting to urgently open humanitarian corridors to give impartial assistance and save […]

Number of detained Refugees and Migrants Soars

From Amnesty International: A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities in the past two months has seen at least 2,600 people transferred to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion, Amnesty International said today. Last month alone, the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted 1,485 women, men and children […]

Italy Strengthens Cooperation with Libya amid Human Rights Concerns

Italy further strengthens cooperation with Libya amid human rights concerns The Italian Ministry of Interior published statistics this week showing that arrivals from Libya have dramatically decreased over the summer. Italy has taken further steps to enhance cooperation with Libya on migration control. Latest data published by the Italian Ministry of Interior this week show […]

Amnesty Opposes Italian Plan to Deploy Warships to Libyan

Deploying warships to police Libyan waters will expose refugees to horrific abuse Proposals to send warships to police Libyan territorial waters are a shameful attempt by the Italian authorities to circumvent their duty to rescue refugees and migrants at sea and to offer protection to those who need it, said Amnesty International, ahead of a […]

Amnesty Int’l: Epidemic of Militia Abductions in Libya

The continuing rise in abductions at the hands of militias highlights how the absence of the rule of law in Libya is fuelling chaos and lawlessness and leaving civilians in the country living in fear, said Amnesty International today. Kidnappings of civilians by militias, often for ransom, have risen sharply since 2014, particularly in the […]

Amnesty International’s Annual Report on Libya

According to a report from Amnesty International, rival government forces and other armed groups and militias committed serious violations of international law and abuses of human rights with impunity in Libya. All sides to the conflict carried out indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians, forcing thousands to become internally displaced and causing a humanitarian crisis. […]

Fleeing Sexual Violence, Abuse and Exploitation in Libya

From Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty International reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya. The organization spoke to at least […]