US News Kidnappings increase in Libya

07:50  18 october  2020
07:50  18 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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UNSMIL today expressed its deep concerns over the recent increase in abductions and enforced disappearances in towns and cities across Libya conducted by armed groups with total impunity. It renewed its call for the full respect of international human rights law and international humanitarian

On 12 February 2015, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a report in their online magazine Dabiq showing photos of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian construction workers that they had kidnapped in the city of Sirte, Libya , and whom they threatened to kill.

Une rue de Tripoli, en Libye, le 13 janvier 2020. © Mahmud TURKIA / AFP A street in Tripoli, Libya, January 13, 2020.

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NHCR) denounced, in a statement , the arbitrary detention of one of its directors, since October 1. Walid Elhouderi is in charge of contact and international coordination within the Commission. He was taken by forces under the orders of the government of national unity headed by Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli. His arbitrary detention highlights a common practice in Libya.

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NHCR) denounces this "forced and arbitrary" detention and calls on the Minister of the Interior, the Prime Minister and the UN mission in Libya to release him as soon as possible. It holds the Tripoli government responsible for its security.

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Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent This was not the first time that Egyptians in Libya have been the subject of abuse for political reasons, a pattern that goes back to the 1950s.Earlier, in

Over the weekend more than a dozen Coptic Christians were taken by masked gunmen from the Libyan town of Sirte. The Egyptian government says it is following

According to her, it was members of the intelligence services who kidnapped Walid Elhouderi, son of the current Libyan ambassador in France and human rights defender who repeatedly intervened on RFI .

The Commission says it is "extremely upset" by all the abuses affecting civilians and human rights defenders in Libya. Like many other Libyan civilians Walid Elhouderi was kidnapped without an arrest warrant, is being held without reason, and as of October 1, he has not been brought before the attorney general.

With more than 1,600 detainees recorded in 2019, Libya has risen to the top of the blacklist of African countries for arbitrary detention and disappearances.

Last March, the UN mission in Tripoli expressed deep concern over this situation and the increase in abuses against civilians perpetrated by the armed forces with total impunity.

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