Category - Reports

Libya: Mass Extra-Judicial Execution (2)

Need for Investigation, Accountability

An extrajudicial killing execution is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. They often target political, trade union, dissident, religious and social figures.

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Libya: Mass Extra-Judicial Execution (1)

Need for Investigation, Accountability

An extrajudicial killing execution is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. They often target political, trade union, dissident, religious and social figures. Read More

Armed Groups Violently Quell Protests in Libya (2)

Armed groups in Tripoli linked with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) used lethal force to disperse largely peaceful anti-corruption protests in late August 2020 and arbitrarily detained, tortured, and disappeared people in the capital, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Armed Groups Violently Quell Protests in Libya (1)

Armed groups in Tripoli linked with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) used lethal force to disperse largely peaceful anti-corruption protests in late August 2020 and arbitrarily detained, tortured, and disappeared people in the capital, Human Rights Watch said today. Read More

Apparent War Crimes in Tripoli

Summary Executions, Torture, Desecration of Corpses

The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) should urgently investigate evidence that fighters affiliated with it apparently tortured, summarily executed, and desecrated corpses of opposing fighters, Human Rights Watch said today. Read More

Libya: Moscow and Ankara redistribute the cards

The offensive of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strongman of eastern Libya, against Tripoli seems increasingly compromised after a series of setbacks and the withdrawal of hundreds of Russian mercenaries from the front lines south of the capital. Read More

Libya: Detainees at Risk of Coronavirus Spread

Ensure Medical Care, Reduce Detainee Population

As Libyan authorities confirmed three COVID-19 cases in the country as of March 28, 2020, they need to be prepared to limit the spread of the virus in overcrowded detention facilities and shelters for displaced people, Human Rights Watch said today. Read More