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HRW: Apparent War Crimes in Tripoli

The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) should urgently investigate evidence that fighters affiliated with it apparently tortured, summarily executed, and desecrated corpses of opposing fighters, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. The attacks by the armed group, which is under the command of General Khalifa Hiftar, were recorded and posted on social media in May […]

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 - […]

Interpol issues "Red Notice" for LNA Major

By John Lee. Interpol has issued a "Red Notice" for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli (pictured), who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on seven counts of "murder as a war crime". According to Libya Herald, the Major in the Libyan National Army (LNA) is accused of summary executions of suspected terrorists. Meanwhile, the Libyan […]

UN reports Widespread Human Rights Abuses in Libya

UN reports widespread human rights abuses in Libya, where ‘complete impunity prevails’ A United Nations report published today has documented widespread human rights violations and abuses committed in Libya since the beginning of 2014, recommending urgent measures to address “the complete impunity that prevails” and to strengthen and reform the justice sector. “Despite the human […]

Video: UN Probe Decries 'War Crimes' in Libya

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. All sides in Libya's chaotic conflict are likely guilty of war crimes, including torturing, raping and executing prisoners, the UN said Thursday, urging the world to do more to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Shelling of Civilian Areas a "War Crime"

From Amnesty International. Libya: Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi amounts to war crimes Amnesty International is calling for all sides to immediately stop the indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi where clashes in recent weeks have evolved into two separate armed conflicts. Such indiscriminate attacks that result in […]