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.
Libya: Tribute to Salwa Bughaighis
Human Rights Watch, 26 June 2014
Human Rights Watch today issued the following tribute to Salwa Bughaighis, a prominent human rights and women's rights activist who was assassinated in Libya on June 25, 2014:read more »
Amnesty International, 26 June 2014
The Libyan authorities must ensure that yesterday's killing of a leading human rights activist in Benghazi is properly investigated and that those responsible are brought to... read more »