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HRW Calls to Suspend Death Sentences

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said Libya’s Supreme Court should suspend death sentences against a former Gaddafi official and a pro-Gaddafi fighter whose trial raises due process concerns. Military and civil courts have handed down at least 16 death sentences in 2012 and 2013, and another dozen in absentia. The government should announce an immediate […]

UN's Tarek Mitri on Torture Reports

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Tarek Mitri (pictured): The report, which was issued by the United Nations two days ago, covers verified torture cases that took place in Libyan prisons and detention facilities during the previous months. First and foremost, the report aims at urging all concerned parties to put […]

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, […]

Mitri Speaks on Human Rights in Libya

Address by UN's SRSG for Libya, Tarek Mitri, at the Conference on Human Rights in in Libya, Al-Baida, 30th May 2013 I am pleased to join this session as you are about to conclude your conference on Human Rights in Libya. One cannot overemphasize that the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is greatly […]

UK: Promoting Human Rights in Libya

The United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued the following statement on the promotion of human rights in Libya: Issue During the 2011 revolution the Libyan people expressed their clear desire to live in a country which upholds international human rights standards. The new congress and government have stated their commitment to protecting human […]

Video: Sharia-Style Punishment in Sirte

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Muslim militia, taking advantage of prevailing lawlessness in post-Gaddafi Libya, have revived the practice of administering lashings to those they rule to have transgressed Islamic law. A story that was highlighted by the […]

Libya: Shining Example or Dire Warning?

Libya is going shopping for defence equipment, and has $5 billion to spend over the coming year. Given the size of the country, and the nature of the security challenges it faces, the government will have no difficulty finding homes for that budget, and we welcome the fact that Libya is investing to meet those […]