Libya Tribune

Reports

U.S. says drone shot down by Russian air...

By Phil Stewart & Aidan Lewis The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft’s...

The incredible story of Giulio Lolli

The Bolognese swindler who became a terrorist in Libya By Gian Franco Coppola After 6 years of manhunt, the entrepreneur returned to Italy accused of having set up a scam tour with luxury yachts and cars and fled to Tunisia before ending up...

Migrants detained in Libya for profit...

Document calls for ‘immediate action’ to save lives after EU renews coastguard deal By Daniel Boffey The EU has admitted in a leaked report that it cannot monitor the Libyan coastguard and that the detention of migrants is a “profitable...

Italy Shares Responsibility for Libya Abuses...

Third-Party Intervention Filed at European Court of Human Rights On 11 November 2019, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch submitted a joint third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in a case involving Libya’s...

Italy will renew the agreement with Libya...

By Annalisa Camilli On 2 November the Memorandum of Understanding between Italy and Libya on Migrants (Memorandum of Understanding, Mou) signed by the Italian government with the Tripoli government on 2 February 2017 will be automatically...

Supplies of banknotes from Russia to east...

By Rinat Sagdiev & Aidan Lewis A parallel central bank in eastern Libya stepped up deliveries of new banknotes from Russia this year, before and after eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar launched a military offensive to capture Tripoli...

Trump-linked lobbyists recruit reporters to...

By Rob Crilly The public relations firm that helped launch President Trump’s election campaign is lining up a fact-finding tour of Libya as part of a $1.5-million contract to lobby on behalf of the government of Tripoli.

Libya: Deadly Airstrike Apparently Unlawful

Justice Needed for 3 Children’s Deaths The LNA that is supported by the Interim Government in eastern Libya has consistently denied causing civilian deaths despite mounting evidence of their responsibility.

The U.N. Is Leaving Migrants to Die in Libya...

By Sally Hayden The European Union is funding the Libyan coast guard to keep migrants out of Europe and detain them in a failed state—and that leaves them at the mercy of militias and human traffickers.