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Amnesty Int'l: Migrants trapped in Horrific Cycle of Abuses

From Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya: New evidence shows refugees and migrants trapped in horrific cycle of abuses Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Libya are trapped in a vicious cycle of cruelty with little […]

Amnesty welcomes UN Fact-finding Mission to Libya

From Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fact-finding mission to investigate crimes is a welcome step towards ending impunity The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has today passed a resolution to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate violations […]

Libya: "Shocking New Evidence" of Retaliation on Civilians

New evidence obtained by Amnesty International indicates that war crimes and other violations may have been committed between 13 April and 1 June by warring parties in Libya during the latest surge in fighting near Tripoli. Amnesty has examined scores of incidents through witness testimonies, satellite imagery and analysis of open-source photos and videos - […]

Discrimination threatens Right to Health of Libyan Minorities

Historic discrimination threatens right to health of minorities in the south amid COVID-19 The Libyan authorities and militias in control of southern cities and towns and international donors must ensure that those most marginalized are factored into their emergency public health response to the spread of COVID-19, Amnesty International said today. Libya's public health system […]

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 […]