Libya: Torture, Starvation, Deprivation - Life Inside IS Prisons
Civilians formerly incarcerated by IS in Sirte - who either escaped, were freed by the advancing Libyan forces, or were released after completing their sentences - recount the inhumane conditions in which they were kept: routinely deprived of food and water and often subjected to torture and mistreatment.
IRIN, 24 October 2016
During a months-long investigation, IRIN tracked down and spoke to those held in so-called Islamic State's secret prisons Read more »
Letters found at an IS prison in Sirte detail ongoing neglect of national and foreign prisoners.
Al Jazeera, 22 October 2016
Libyan pro-government forces have freed 13 foreigners held by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in its former coastal bastion of Sirte. Read more »
VOA, 28 September 2016
The U.N. envoy for Libya said Tuesday that armed groups were carrying out "grave human rights abuses with impunity," and he warned the international community against breaking the… Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 19 September 2016
Those who have fled the area have reported severe shortages of food and medicines as well as lootings, public beheadings, "crucifixions" on scaffolding and abductions Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 3 September 2016
Forces loyal to Libya's unity government have launched a new attack on the Islamic State group in the coastal city of Sirte. Recapturing the city would mean a major blow to the… Read more »
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Scores of Libyans and foreigners remain unaccounted for in Sirte, where fighting is ongoing and where local people believe IS held captives in a network of at least seven secret and official prisons. ... see more »