Libya

Human Rights Watch: Italy’s naval mission could endanger migrants lives in Libya

  • 3 August 2017 - 08:27
Human Rights Watch: Italy’s naval mission could endanger migrants lives in Libya

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned that Italy's naval mission to prevent refugees and asylum seekers from setting sail from violent-hit Libya for Europe could see Rome commit human rights abuses. Judith Sunderland, associate Europe and Central Asia director at the HRW, said on Wednesday that...

Eastern parliament in Libya rejects Italian-Al-Serraj deal for naval mission

  • 2 August 2017 - 19:22
Eastern parliament in Libya rejects Italian-Al-Serraj deal for naval mission

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) has issued a televised statement rejecting any agreements made by the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, with Italy regarding the stemming of illegal immigration in the Libyan waters. The HoR announced that the request of the...

Italy seizes German NGO’s boat off Libyan coast for aiding human trafficking

  • 2 August 2017 - 19:21
Italy seizes German NGO’s boat off Libyan coast for aiding human trafficking

Italian coastguards seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a German aid group in the Mediterranean suspected of aiding illegal immigration from Libya, a prosecutor said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Video showed the Iuventa, which is run by Jugend Rettet, arriving at the island of Lampedusa...

UNSMIL report on violations of human rights in Libya during July

  • 2 August 2017 - 15:46
UNSMIL report on violations of human rights in Libya during July

From 1 July to 31 July 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 36 civilian casualties - 15 deaths and 21 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 men killed and 12 injured, 4 women killed and 5 injured and 4 children killed...

Italy parliament gives green light for sending warships into Libyan waters

  • 2 August 2017 - 14:34
Italy parliament gives green light for sending warships into Libyan waters

Italy's parliament authorized on Wednesday a limited naval mission to help Libya's coastguard curb migrant flows, which have become a source of growing political friction ahead of national elections expected early next year. An Italian official said Rome planned to send two boats to Libyan...

8 migrants found dead at sea off Libyan coast

  • 2 August 2017 - 14:02
8 migrants found dead at sea off Libyan coast

    The bodies of eight migrants have been found at sea off the coast of Libya by rescuers coming to the aid of four rubber dinghies, the Italian coastguard said on Tuesday. Some 500 survivors in total were being pulled to safety, the coastguard told AFP. Spanish NGO...

Libyan Muslim Brotherhood’s political leader Kawan says accepts Dignity Operation moderates

  • 1 August 2017 - 23:21
Libyan Muslim Brotherhood’s political leader Kawan says accepts Dignity Operation moderates

The Head of the political arm at the Construction and Justice Party, Nezar Kawan, said Monday that Muslim Brotherhood party has no problem with the moderate figures from Operation Dignity. Kawan explained to Arraed News Agency that the Construction and Justice Party’s complications and issues...

UNSMIL welcomes unanimous vote on Libya’s constitution

  • 1 August 2017 - 19:53
UNSMIL welcomes unanimous vote on Libya’s constitution

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed in a statement Tuesday the Constitutional Drafting Assembly’s (CDA) vote on the constitution draft. The UNSMIL said it appreciates the CDA’s effort and resolve throughout the process of writing, then deliberating and later voting on the...

Constitution Drafting Assembly urges elections committee to conduct poll

  • 1 August 2017 - 19:50
Constitution Drafting Assembly urges elections committee to conduct poll

The High National Elections Committee (HNEC) said it had received a letter from the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) urging it to take the needed measures to enable the Libyan people to vote on the approved Libyan constitution. The letter of the CDA, which was posted on the HNEC’s website,...

Libyan bride-to-be dies at bank door trying to withdraw cash

  • 1 August 2017 - 10:58
Libyan bride-to-be dies at bank door trying to withdraw cash

After waiting for over 10 hours at the closed bank door of Jumhouriya Bank in Sarim Street in Tripoli, Siham Al-Rayani, died of fatigue and the following sudden high blood pressure. Sources and eyewitnesses wrote on social media that Siham Al-Rayani died trying to cash her money out of the bank...