Posts Tagged ‘torture’

Fresh HRW report accuses Damascus of systematic torture

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Comments off


Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a report on human rights violations and tortures in Syria after interviewing more than 200 former prisoners.
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Popular Libyan TV reporter killed in Tripoli jail

Sunday, February 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 19, 2012           “Hala al-Misrati”

A popular Libyan TV reporter, Hala al-Misrati, has been killed in a prison cell in Tripoli, the Al Arabiya television reports.

This happened on February 17, exactly a year after the beginning of an armed rebellion that led to regime change in Libya last autumn. Read more…

Libyan militias “torture detainees to death”

Thursday, February 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 16, 2012

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While most of the Western world was busy praising the Arab spring as a long-awaited “triumph of democracy”, the voices of t few skeptics were completely ignored. However, soon it turned out that not only did the revolution fail to Read more…

Former Libyan Ambassador to France dies from torture in Libya

Friday, February 3, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 3, 2012

According to Human Rights Watch, the former Libyan Ambassador to France, Omar Brebesh, has died in Libya from torture.

The organization says in a statement, posted on its website, that the diplomat, who continued working as part of Libya’s transitional Read more…

Libya:Medical aid group wraps up work over torture in Libyan prisons

Friday, January 27, 2012 Comments off


A Handout image released by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on April 17, 2011 shows medics looking after an injured man, caught in fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, on board a MedEvac boat heading from the Libyan rebel-held city of Misrata as he and others are evacuated to Zarzis in Tunisia on April 16, 2011 (AFP Photo / Tristan Pfund / MSF)

International medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres is suspending its mission in the prisons of the Libyan city of Misrata, claiming detainees are being repeatedly tortured and denied urgent medical help. Read more…

Libya admits to brutally treating convicts

Thursday, December 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 1, 2011

The Libyan authorities have admitted to brutally treating convicts.  According to an official of the country’s new leadership, militants of the National Transitional Council, NTC, dealt improperly with some of the prisoners. He said that such facts had not been systematic, and that the authorities would sort out the problem. Read more…

Libya:More than 7,000 held in Libya prisons – UN report

Thursday, November 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.24,2011

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More than 7,000 people are being held illegally  in Libyan prisons and detention centers which are controlled by “revolutionary brigade” militias, The Guardian newspaper quoted a new UN report as saying on Thursday. Read more…

Pirates torture captives

Sunday, September 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 18,2011
In a phone call home Saturday from an Italian tanker held by Somali pirates, an Italian engineer complained about torture at their hands.

The captives are savagely beaten, starved, denied fresh Read more…