Libyan Human Rights Activist Assassinated


Salwa Bougaighis, a prominent human rights lawyer, was attacked and killed by five masked men carrying guns and knives when they stormed the compound where she lived in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Salwa Bughaighis always made a head-turning sight on the streets of Benghazi. Unveiled and striding confidently to meeting after meeting, she was one of the few who continued to challenge Islamist militias despite increased threats and violence, writes Peter Bouckaert for Human Rights Watch.