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UN: Libya armed groups attacking human rights defenders
March 26, 2015
Armed groups in Libya are deliberately attacking human rights defenders, according to a UN report released Wednesday. Attacks have increased since fighting escalated in May 2014 and have been documented in a joint report by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Office of the High Commissi....... [more]

UN Libya mission unveils peace proposal
March 24, 2015
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) released a peace proposal on Tuesday in effort to end the country's political instability and "deteriorating military situation." Among many ideas offered, UNSMIL proposed the creation of a unity government "composed of independent personalities not belonging....... [more]

UN envoy warns Security Council that Yemen nearing civil war
March 23, 2015
The UN special envoy to Yemen warned the UN Security Council during an emergency meeting Sunday that the situation in Yemen is teetering on the brink of civil war. The special envoy, Jamal Benomar, warned the Council that the increasingly violent and expanding conflict in Yemen could erupt into civ....... [more]

HRW: cluster bombs dropped on towns in Libya
March 17, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday reported evidence that cluster bombs were dropped on at least two towns in Libya. HRW said they have not yet determined who dropped the bombs. The Libyan Air Force recently bombed the two towns, but it has denied using banned cluster bombs. Cluster munitions are a....... [more]

UN rights expert: Libya situation 'deteriorating rapidly'
March 5, 2015
Head of the United States Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León on Wednesday warned the UN Security Council that without intervention from the international community and UN, Libya is likely to become unstable in the wake of repeated terrorist attacks. León urged the international comm....... [more]

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]




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