Tag Archives | Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Lawmakers at Risk of Defamation Charges

From Human Rights Watch. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan authorities should not act on a criminal defamation complaint brought by one parliamentary faction against three members who criticized that party. Libya’s parliament on September 17, 2013, stripped the three members […]

Violent Response to Tripoli Prison Mutiny

From Human Rights Watch. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan authorities should conduct an independent investigation into the quelling of a prison protest in which at least 19 inmates sustained gunshot or shrapnel wounds. The protest took place on August 26, […]

Libyan Wins Human Rights Award

Human Rights Watch‘s Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people live free of violence, discrimination, and oppression. Hassan al-Amin (pictured) works to expose […]

Slow Pace of Reform Harms Rights

Libya is still plagued by serious rights abuses, including arbitrary arrests, torture, and deaths in detention nearly a year-and-a-half after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Human Rights Watch said at a news conference for its World Report 2013. It added that Libya’s new government has made strong commitments to uphold human rights, and it now […]