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Tortured freedom: Libya’s new rulers resort to old tactics – RT

Friday, January 27, 2012 Comments off

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Tripoli: A female inmate of the infamous Djeida prison. (AFP Photo / Marco Longari)

Despite the changes sweeping Libya, violence and bloodshed have not stopped. In shocking revelations, military and security forces stand accused of torturing detainees to death. Rights groups say Libya’s new rulers have not addressed the problem. Read more…

Libya teeters on edge of civil war

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

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Navanethem Pillay. Photo: AFP

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay and the UN Libya envoy Ian Martin have expressed concern over the situation in Libya where they say the new authorities have failed to assert full authority and instill order. Read more…

Libyan revolutionaries behave like bandits – Pillay

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

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Navy Pillay. Photo: AFP

Libya’s new authorities are unable to control former revolutionary fighters who rampage around like true bandits, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navy Pillay has told reporters. Read more…

Libya Conflict:Pro-Gaddafi forces capture Bani Walid, 5 NTC troops killed – report

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Comments off

Files picture dated September 22, 2011 shows Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters launching a rocket towards Bani Walid from their outpost at the entrance of the city. Photo: AFP  

Fighters loyal to late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have clashed with revolutionary forces in the former-regime stronghold of Bani Walid, taking control of the city in the process. Read more…

LIBYA:Gaddafi loyalists seize control of Libyan town

Monday, January 23, 2012 Comments off

Files picture dated September 22, 2011 shows Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters launching a rocket towards Bani Walid from their outpost at the entrance of the city. Photo: AFP  

Fighters loyal to ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are in control of the town of Bani Walid, about 200 km south-east of the capital, after attacking a pro-government militia based there, one of the militia members said. Read more…

In Libya, NATO acted in breach of international law – official

Friday, January 20, 2012 Comments off

NATO’s arbitrary interpretation of the UN Security Council Libya resolution proved conducive to innumerable international law violations in the North African country, the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has told a Security Council meeting. Read more…

Time runs out for effective probe of brutal Gaddafi murder – RT

Friday, January 20, 2012 Comments off

“Gaddafi’s children are still waiting for justice”

Libyan families Visit the body of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi inside a storage freezer in Misrata (Reuters / Thaier Al-Sudani) 

While Libya has been quick to shake off 40 years of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s legacy, his children are still waiting for justice. The lawyer of the late leader’s daughter has been telling RT why his killing in October still hasn’t been investigated. Read more…

Russia demands thorough investigation into NATO Libya operation

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Comments off

Russia demands a thorough investigation into the NATO operation in Libya, the Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told reporters in Moscow earlier today. Read more…

In Libya, Gaddafi supporters, Government troops swap POWs

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Comments off

In Libya, the supporters of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi and Government troops have swapped prisoners of war and wrapped up a truce.

Colonel Ahmad Omar Ibrahim, of the military council of the city of Garyane, has said that the troops and rebels declared a ceasefire Monday following a spate of armed clashes. Read more…

Libya: Collapse of justice leaves at least 7,000 behind bars

Friday, January 6, 2012 Comments off

US filmmaker Matthew VanDyke walks outside the Abu Salim prison in the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 30, 2011. (AFP Photo / Francisco Leong)

With their common enemy dead and gone, the uniting factor which bound Libya’s former rebels in their fight against Muammar Gaddafi has melted away. Now, in-fighting among the different armed factions is spilling onto the streets. Read more…