Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty International’

Spain in “intense diplomatic talks” over fishing boat with migrants abroad off Libya’s coast

  • 28 November 2018 - 19:27
Spain in “intense diplomatic talks” over fishing boat with migrants abroad off Libya’s coast

The Spanish government says is holding "intense diplomatic talks" to resolve the stranding of a Spanish fishing vessel for nearly one week after it took on board 12 migrants, including two children, north of the Libyan coast. The rescue by the crew aboard the Nuestra Senora de Loreto took place...

Amnesty International: No force should be used against migrants refusing to disembark in Libya

  • 18 November 2018 - 13:49
Amnesty International: No force should be used against migrants refusing to disembark in Libya

Libyan, European and Panamanian authorities must ensure that at least 79 refugees and migrants who are on board a merchant vessel at the port of Misratah are not forced to disembark to be taken to a Libyan detention centre where they could face torture and other abuse, said Amnesty International...

Amnesty International dismayed by armed attack on Tawergha IDPs’ camp in Tripoli

  • 11 August 2018 - 14:03
Amnesty International dismayed by armed attack on Tawergha IDPs’ camp in Tripoli

Amnesty International said Friday a militia group belonging to the Ghnewa brigade attacked the Tariq Al-Mattar IDP camp in Tripoli, home to over 500 families who were displaced from the town of Tawergha in 2011. “The attack appears to be in retaliation to a violent altercation which took place...

Amnesty International: European migration policies resulted in 721 deaths at sea over June and July 2018

  • 8 August 2018 - 16:19
Amnesty International: European migration policies resulted in 721 deaths at sea over June and July 2018

The number of people drowning in the Central Mediterranean or being taken back to squalid detention centres in Libya has surged as a result of European policies aimed at closing the central Mediterranean route, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published Wednesday. The briefing,...

Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

  • 18 July 2018 - 22:02
Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said...

Amnesty International demands Haftar protect civilians and lift siege on Libya’s Derna

  • 11 June 2018 - 22:10
Amnesty International demands Haftar protect civilians and lift siege on Libya’s Derna

Amnesty International urged the leader of what it described as the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, and all parties involved in the fighting to urgently open humanitarian corridors to give impartial assistance and save the lives of civilians still trapped in the city as the army...

Amnesty International welcomes UN Security Council sanctions on human traffickers in Libya

  • 9 June 2018 - 18:38
Amnesty International welcomes UN Security Council sanctions on human traffickers in Libya

Amnesty International’s North Africa campaign Director Najia Bounaim said the decision by the UN Security Council to sanction six prominent human traffickers and smugglers is a welcome first step towards justice for the thousands of migrants and refugees who have found themselves at the mercy of...

Amnesty International: Disgraceful EU policies lead to detention of more migrants off Libya shores

  • 16 May 2018 - 12:26
Amnesty International: Disgraceful EU policies lead to detention of more migrants off Libya shores

A surge in migrants and refugees intercepted at sea by the Libyan authorities has seen at least 2,600 people transferred, in the past two months alone, to squalid detention centres where they face torture and extortion, Amnesty International said today. The global human rights organisation...

Amnesty International: Niger deported Sudanese nationals back to Libya

  • 12 May 2018 - 11:54
Amnesty International: Niger deported Sudanese nationals back to Libya

Over 100 Sudanese nationals arrested in Niger are at risk of serious abuses including unlawful detention in harsh conditions, torture and other forms of ill-treatment, often for the purpose of extortion, after they were deported back to Libya last week, said Amnesty International. The group of...

Amnesty International calls on Libyan authorities to hand over Al-Werfalli to ICC

  • 25 January 2018 - 20:34
Amnesty International calls on Libyan authorities to hand over Al-Werfalli to ICC

The Libyan Special Forces commander apparently filmed committing extrajudicial executions must be handed over to the ICC, Amnesty International said in a press release on Thursday. Responding to reports that yesterday Mahmoud al-Werfalli, former Field Commander of the Special Forces Brigade...

Libyan journalists slam Amnesty International as “hate speech advocate”

  • 3 December 2017 - 21:16
Libyan journalists slam Amnesty International as “hate speech advocate”

Libyan journalists have issued a statement condemning the post on the Amnesty International Facebook page that alleged that slave markets are deeply rooted in Libya, by saying on a photo post "you can buy two person for the price of a mobile phone in Libya." 106 journalists signed Sunday the...

Human Rights Watch deplores Al-Wefrfalli’s crimes, calls for his surrender to ICC: Press Release

  • 16 August 2017 - 09:38
Human Rights Watch deplores Al-Wefrfalli’s crimes, calls for his surrender to ICC: Press Release

Forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya appear to have executed captured fighters in Benghazi and desecrated corpses, Human Rights Watch said today. Video recordings posted online since January 2017 seem to show LNA fighters carrying out seven distinct unlawful executions of...

Amnesty International urges for immediate hand-over of ICC-wanted Al-Werfalli

  • 15 August 2017 - 21:58
Amnesty International urges for immediate hand-over of ICC-wanted Al-Werfalli

 Responding to news that the International Criminal Court has issued a warrant today for the arrest of Mahmoud al-Werfelli, who is accused of war crimes for actions committed while he was Field Commander of the Special Forces Brigade (Al-Saiqa) affiliated to the Libyan National Army, Heba...

Amnesty International: Haftar responsible for civilian killings in Ganfudah

  • 23 February 2017 - 12:38
Amnesty International: Haftar responsible for civilian killings in Ganfudah

The annual report of Amnesty International has said that the "Libyan National Army" which it described also as armed groups led by Khalifa Haftar and contain Gaddafi brigades' fighters and tribal forces, bombed the civilian area of Ganfudah in Benghazi from the air and by artillery leading to...