Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Watch’

Human Rights Watch: Disputes over rescues off Libyan coast put lives at risk

  • 25 July 2018 - 18:15
Human Rights Watch: Disputes over rescues off Libyan coast put lives at risk

The European Union’s obstruction of nongovernmental rescues and handover of responsibility to Libyan coast guard forces is a recipe for even greater loss of life in the Mediterranean and a continuing cycle of abuse for people trapped in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. “The EU’s...

Human Rights Watch condemns detention of Septimius Award organizers

  • 7 May 2018 - 20:19
Human Rights Watch condemns detention of Septimius Award organizers

An international rights group has said armed men linked to Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) have arrested two organizers of an annual media award. Human Rights Watch said Monday that the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) arrested Suleiman Qashout, chair of...

Human Rights Watch: Libya not ready for free and fair elections

  • 21 March 2018 - 20:47
Human Rights Watch: Libya not ready for free and fair elections

Libya is not ready to hold free and fair elections, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned.   The country's rival authorities are planning to hold parliamentary and presidential elections later this year, but no date has been set. The United Nations and the European Union...

HRW: Europe should help end cycle of detention, violence in Libya

  • 16 March 2018 - 19:41
HRW: Europe should help end cycle of detention, violence in Libya

A young Eritrean man died on Tuesday in Sicily of tuberculosis compounded by severe malnutrition. His name was Segen. He was 22, reported Human Rights Watch (HRW).   HRW said that Segen was rescued from the Mediterranean on Sunday by Pro Activa Open Arms, a Spanish group,...

Human Rights Watch, UNSMIL demand Al-Werfalli be handed to ICC for war crimes

  • 25 January 2018 - 12:20
Human Rights Watch, UNSMIL demand Al-Werfalli be handed to ICC for war crimes

Human Rights Watch has issued a statement condemning the attacks that killed 34 and injured over 80 in Libya's Benghazi on Tuesday. Human Rights Watch also condemned the summary killings that were revealed to have been conducted by the man wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for...

Human Rights Watch 2018 World Report: Impunity Drives Violence in Libya

  • 18 January 2018 - 17:37
Human Rights Watch 2018 World Report: Impunity Drives Violence in Libya

Armed groups and some forces affiliated with two rival Libyan governments vying for legitimacy are committing rampant abuses against Libyans and foreigners with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018. Since the eruption of pitched conflict in May 2014, armed groups unlawfully...

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...

HRW: Activists being silenced by attacks, threats and harassment in west Libya

  • 29 July 2017 - 10:22
HRW: Activists being silenced by attacks, threats and harassment in west Libya

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that activists in western Libya have been physically attacked and threatened by armed groups, some affiliated with U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) based in the country's capital, Tripoli. The statement by the HRW on Thursday says that Libyan...

Human Rights Watch demands eastern government repeal its Fatwa against religious minority in Libya

  • 20 July 2017 - 18:35
Human Rights Watch demands eastern government repeal its Fatwa against religious minority in Libya

The Supreme Fatwa Committee linked to one of Libya’s competing governments should repeal a discriminatory religious edict accusing `Ibadi faith followers in Libya of “deviance” and adherence to an “infidel” doctrine, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The government linked to the...

Human Rights Watch urges eastern authorities to immediately repeal travel ban

  • 25 February 2017 - 17:21
Human Rights Watch urges eastern authorities to immediately repeal travel ban

Human Rights Watch has urged Libyan officials in the east, especially the eastern military governor Abdelrazik Al-Nadori, to immediately repeal the new travel ban on men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 which obliges them to obtain security permits before travel. Human Rights Watch...