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UNSMIL reports details human rights abuses across Libya

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UNSMIL has released a report detailing ongoing human rights abuses and violations of international law, reporting that the armed conflict in many areas across the country is causing hundreds of deaths, mass displacement and a humanitarian crisis in many areas.

The comprehensive report provided a history of the clashes which began in May in Benghazi and which since spread across the country, with armed conflicts taking place in Tripoli, west of Tripoli, the Jebel Nafusa, Obari and now the centre of Libya’s coastline around the oil ports of Sidra and Ras Lanuf.

The report detailed human rights abuses and international laws broken in various areas of Libya, beginning with Tripoli.

UNSMIL representatives interviewed residents of Tripoli who reported they had witnessed an increase in security in recent weeks. Other residents, however, described an atmosphere of repression.

Activists, human rights defenders and journalists face ongoing threats and danger, reported UNSMIL. The National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (NCCLHR) has stopped its work due to intimidation.

Media outlets, civil society organizations and individuals have been subjected to threats and intimidation by Libya Dawn, UNSMIL said.



Read more: http://www.libyaherald.com/2014/12/27/unsmil-reports-details-human-rights-abuses-across-libya/#ixzz3NHjABVtf

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Muslim shrines attacked in Libya

Muslim shrines attacked in Libya | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Ultraconservative Islamists are blamed for the latest attacks in Libya against pilgrimage sites used by followers of Sufi Islam.

 

[This is  a blatant attack upon Sufism by the Wahhabists!    KSA does more to foster enmity and dissociation than anone else.  All while attending NAM, OIC and calling for GCC unity!  HYPOCRITES! ]

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- 11/03/11: MENA region news, Flood Manama 3

- 11/03/11: MENA region news, Flood Manama 3 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Pro-democracy activists in Bahrain stage "Flood Manama 3", "Freedom Waves" flotilla sets sail to besieged Gaza, Libya continues to face medical supply shorta...
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Clues to Gaddafi's death concealed from public view

Clues to Gaddafi's death concealed from public view | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces guarding Muammar Gaddafi's body in a cold storage room let in members of the public to view the deposed leader for a second day on Saturday, but the wounds that...

 

Justice for a murderous dictator.......

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Libyan Graffiti Shows New Found Freedom

Libyan Graffiti Shows New Found Freedom | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most spontaneous expression of the uprising can be seen on the street, with graffiti covering so many surfaces at some point the new government eventually may have to place some limits.
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Mass grave in Libya | Video | Reuters.com

Mass grave in Libya | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Sept. 17 - Representatives of Libya's National Transitional Council say another mass grave has been found near Tripoli. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Tripoli's new normal -- bickering politicians

Tripoli's new normal -- bickering politicians | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Less than a month after Muammar Gaddafi's fall, Tripoli is bustling. Shoppers throng markets. Banks are open. Electricity and water are back, most of the time.
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Gaddafi loyalists 'forced to kill'

Gaddafi loyalists 'forced to kill' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In Libya the hunt for Colonel Gaddafi goes on and more harrowing stories are emerging about his regime's last days in Tripoli.

 

Prisoners of the NEW Libyan regime....

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A Second Revolution in Libya? · Global Voices

A Second Revolution in Libya? · Global Voices | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

On February 15, 2011, two days before the scheduled ‘Day of Anger', Libyan women relatives of the prisoners of Abu Salim correction center, staged one of their usual protests in Benghazi to demand answers to the disappearance and/or death of their loved ones in this infamous Muammar Gaddafi prison. The notorious prison was a place reserved for activists, political prisoners and other individuals Libya's former strongman deemed detrimental to the ‘Jamahiriya’ system.

Having as its backdrop the Tunis and Egypt overthrow of dictators in the wake of the ‘Arab Spring,’ the Libyan Revolution was unlike any other. The rest as they say is history as Libya descended into an armed revolution, heavily supported by NATO forces from the air.

The ride to democracy has been quite bumpy, though we have had three governments without bloodshed in less than two years. Also against all odds, Libya held a model election in July 2012, which carried with it a message of hope having been won by non-Islamist parties as Asma from@LibyanBentBladi says:

@LibyanBentBladi: Trend setters, that's what we Libyans have always been.Election Results in Libya Break an Islamist Wave http://nyti.ms/Mc1Tk2

Benghazi celebrates the second anniversary of the Libyan revolution. Photo credit: Libyan Youth Movement Facebook page

However, on the second anniversary of the February 17 Revolution as it is now known, the promises of the revolution of turning New Libya into a prosperous democracy have not been achieved. The Libyan government, shunning external aid, has failed to secure the borders and arms stockpiles, making the country the largest smuggling place on earth and Libyans the biggest arms dealers.

Mishandled priorities, the continued shunning of justice and reconciliation and evident gross corruption has put a damper on the euphoria, exacerbating the grievances from various groups and regions.

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The Libya Watch Daily

The Libya Watch Daily | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Shafique Ahmed Madani.
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Gaddafi: The money trail | Video | Reuters.com

Gaddafi: The money trail | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Reuters Mark Hosenball tracks down Gaddafi's $19 billion fortune. The Libyan dictator left billions scattered around the world ... will it ever be found?
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Muammar Gaddafi killed in Libya

Muammar Gaddafi killed in Libya | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Col Muammar Gaddafi is killed after an assault on Sirte, the acting PM says, as images of his body are aired.
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US Calls Libya 'Lesson' in International Unity

US Calls Libya 'Lesson' in International Unity | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama says his administration will support the people of Libya as they build a 'free, democratic and prosperous' future.
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Gadhafi loyalists beat back assault by Libyan revolutionary forces on stongholds

Gadhafi loyalists beat back assault by Libyan revolutionary forces on stongholds | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
SIRTE, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi’s fighters beat back an attempt by Libya’s new government Friday to crush remnants of the old regime, forcing revolutionary troops into retreat in the mountains and turning Gadhafi’s seaside hometown into an urban...
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Chavez condemns Syrian sanctions | Video | Reuters.com

Chavez condemns Syrian sanctions | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Sept.10 - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez speaks out against sanctions imposed on Syria on behalf of leftist bloc of Latin American nations. Jessica Gray reports.
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Gaddafi denies fleeing to Niger

Gaddafi denies fleeing to Niger | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi denies reports he has fled to Niger, as officials say he sold 29 tonnes of Libya's gold during April or May.
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