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Civilians “Caught in Crossfire as Militias Battle”

Warring parties in the ongoing battle for Tripoli have killed and maimed scores of civilians by launching indiscriminate attacks and using a range of inaccurate explosive weapons in populated urban areas, Amnesty International said in a new report today. In the first in-depth field investigation across the frontline since fighting broke out on 4 April, […]

Violations of Arms Embargo Endangers 1.2 million Civilians

From Amnesty International: UN arms embargo violations put Tripoli’s 1.2 million civilians in grave danger The lives and security of Tripoli’s 1.2 million civilians hang in the balance as warring parties use a range of sophisticated weapons imported into Libya in contravention of a UN arms embargo, Amnesty International said today as it released a […]

NGOs challenge French donation to Libyan Coast Guard

Amnesty challenges French government’s ‘reckless’ donation to Libyan Coast Guard Eight NGOs have legally challenged the French government’s decision to donate six boats to the Libyan Navy, which includes the Libyan Coast Guard. Amnesty International is one of eight NGOs demanding that delivery of the boats is suspended, believing they would be used to intercept refugees and migrants […]

Amnesty says EU Abandoning Migrants in Libya

From Amnesty International: EU: Diminished “Operation Sophia” abandons refugees and migrants to reckless Libyan Coast Guard Reacting to reports that EU governments have agreed to significantly downscale the EunavforMed Operation ‘Sophia’, withdrawing ships from the central Mediterranean and only continuing the mission with air surveillance, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Researcher Director said: “This is an […]

Europe’s “Shameful Failure” to end Torture of Refugees in Libya

From Amnesty International: Europe’s shameful failure to end the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya Farah, a young man from Somalia, his wife and newborn daughter had been at sea for 12 hours when the Libyan coastguard intercepted their dinghy. The couple had fled Libya after enduring several months of torture in […]

“Cruel” EU Policies leave Refugees Trapped in Libya

From Amnesty International: Cruel European migration policies leave refugees trapped in Libya with no way out A year after shocking images purporting to show human beings being bought and sold in Libya caused a global outcry, the situation for migrants and refugees in the country remains bleak and in some respects has worsened, said Amnesty […]

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 […]