Libyan Militia Detain Thousands

A new UN report estimates that thousands of people remain locked up in militia prisons more than two years after the revolution that toppled former president Mohammed Gaddafi.
  • Libya:   Militia Detain Thousands

    UNIRIN, 24 September 2013

    Thousands of people in Libya remain locked up in militia prisons, outside of state control, more than two years after the revolution, according to a new UN report presented to the… Read more »

A crowd of demonstrators protest the ongoing use of weapons by rebel militias inside of Tripoli and the accompanying atmosphere of lawlessness (file photo).

  • Libya:   Libyans Demand Professional Army

    Magharebia, 18 September 2013

    Citizens are demanding the dissolution of the Libya Shield brigades in order to give the army a chance to secure the country. Read more »

  • Libya:   A Long Wait for Justice in Libya

    UNIRIN, 18 September 2013

    Lifts that pause between floors and the sound of keys locking doors never fail to make Ali Elakermi's heart race. Spending 30 years as a political prisoner in Libya's notorious Abu… Read more »

  • Libya:   Libya Battalions Run Private Prisons

    Magharebia, 17 September 2013

    With reports of kidnappings, secret prisons, tribal clashes and displaced persons on the rise in Libya, Magharebia visited Shahhat to talk with Libyan Observatory for Human Rights… Read more »

  • Libya:   Benghazi Blames Government for Security Morass

    Magharebia, 13 September 2013

    Libya's second city lives daily with car bombings at hospitals, shootings outside mosques, explosions at hotels and government offices, carjackings and other crimes. Read more »

  • Libya:   Benghazi On the Brink

    Magharebia, 4 September 2013

    It happens every day in Benghazi: a car bomb or an unknown gunman kills someone in the military, law enforcement or the judicial system - and citizens want it to end. Read more »

  • Libya:   Law and Order in Libya, Tripoli-Style

    HRW, 27 August 2013

    Tripoli's checkpoints, which dot the main crossroads of Libya's capital and are typically run by militias as well as official security forces, recently became even more unnerving… Read more »

  • Libya:   Libyans Call for Building Army, Disbanding Militias

    Magharebia, 13 August 2013

    A Libyan journalist narrowly survived an assassination attempt in Benghazi on Monday (August 12th), the latest in a spate of unprecedented violence to strike the eastern city, AFP… Read more »

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