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Amnesty: Egypt military strike against Libya may amount to war crime
February 24, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) claimed Monday that the Egyptian military failed to take adequate precautionary measures to avoid civilian casualties in an attack on the Libyan city of Derna last week. The airstrikes occurred in the early morning hours of February 16, and AI argues that indiscriminate at....... [more]

Islamic State kills 40 in suicide bombing
February 21, 2015
The Islamic State (IS) on Friday led suicide bombings in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people and injuring 70 more. IS said this was the group's way of retaliating against Egyptian airstrikes protesting the IS presence in Northern Africa. The bombings occurred in the Syrian-controlled town of Q....... [more]

UN rights chief condemns Libya killings
February 18, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Tuesday condemned extremists for the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian men in Libya, characterizing the acts as "vile crimetargeting people on the basis of their religion." The Egyptian Christians were abducted from the Libyan city of Sir....... [more]

Copt murders in Libya are war crimes: AI
February 17, 2015
The beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians by members of the Islamic State (IS) are war crimes, Amnesty International (AI) said Tuesday. The Egyptian Christians were abducted from the Libyan city of Sirte in two separate incidents in December 2014 and January 2015. Video released on Sunday showed member....... [more]

UN rights report illustrates 'bleak picture' of Libya in 2014
February 10, 2015
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Tuesday that a report, produced jointly with the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), "paints a bleak picture" of the human rights situation in Libya during 2014. The report, to be presented to the UN Human Ri....... [more]

HRW: journalists under attack in Libya
February 9, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday released a report detailing the violent attacks on Libyan journalists by various armed groups over the past two years. The 54-page report, entitled "War on the Media: Journalists Under Attack in Libya," explains how the attacks, kidnappings or threats have caused j....... [more]

Libya suspends law barring Gaddafi officials from office
February 3, 2015
Libya's House of Representatives on Monday voted to suspend the law barring from office any officials that served under Muammar Gaddafi. The law was passed in May 2013 by Libya's General National Congress (GNC) to ban anyone who worked from Gaddafi, including Libya's Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, fr....... [more]

Amnesty calls for UN sanctions, ICC prosecutions in Libya
January 28, 2015
An Amnesty International (AI) report released Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to impose sanctions and encourage accountability through International Criminal Court (ICC) indictments and prosecutions to end the cycle of human rights violations and war crimes being committed in Libya. The....... [more]

UN: 2015 must be the time for global action
January 11, 2015
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, briefing the General Assembly on Thursday, presented his report which proposes a new development agenda and called 2015 a "time for global action." The Secretary General said this year could see major advances in development, peace and human rights. The....... [more]

US embassy bombing suspect dies in hospital
January 3, 2015
Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, accused of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, died in a US hospital Friday. Al Libi was captured by US military special forces in Libya in 2013 and brought to the US to stand trial. The Department of Justice confirmed his death citing....... [more]

UN warns of human rights violations in Libya
December 23, 2014
The UN Human Rights Office and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday released a joint report describing civilian populations in Libya being subjected to shelling, abduction, torture, execution and deliberate destruction of property. In a press release accompanying the report, UN High Co....... [more]




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