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Libya's Prisons "in Chaos"

Libya’s prisons and detention system are in chaos, according to a report from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). With the permission of the Libyan Ministry of Justice and Judicial Police, USIP research teams conducted two assessments of the Libyan prison system, visiting detention facilities throughout the country in 2012 and again in 2015–16 […]

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, […]

UNSMIL Welcomes New Misrata Prison

A new State prison that was inaugurated in Misrata on 13 August 2013 is a positive step towards strengthening the rule of law and improving conditions for detainees in Libya, Deputy Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Libya Georg Charpentier (pictured) said. The Institution for Correction and Rehabilitation was opened by the Minister of Justice, […]