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September 26 2018


Infographic by Telesur, “propaganda wing of Venezuela’s socialist regime.” Do you believe this is true? tbh I’m not sure.

March 01 2015


February 04 2015


Ghadames, Libya.

Tags: Africa Libya
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March 09 2014


December 23 2013

The Libyan government has announced a three day period of mourning and has postponed its independence day celebrations following a suicide bombing that killed 13 people. A car filled with explosives was detonated by a suicide bomber near a government checkpoint outside Benghazi. This is the first such attack in the country since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Libya declares three days of mourning after deadly attack (RT News, Dec. 22 2013)
Tags: Libya

December 07 2013


Mandela’s sharp statements rarely cited in mainstream media — RT News

As the world remembers Nelson Mandela’s legacy as South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, he was also deeply skeptical of American power, the Iraq invasion, and was a key supporter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

Here are seven quotes from the leader that are less likely to be published as his life is honored and his death commemorated in the mainstream media. ...

October 01 2013

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of UNSMIL, Tarek Mitri, said that the prevailing situation of arbitrary detention and torture ‘runs against the very goals of the 17th of February Revolution of making a clean break with the systematic human rights violations of the former regime.’
Despite Government efforts, torture widespread in Libya’s detention centres – UN report (United Nations News Centre, Oct. 1 2013)
Tags: Libya Torture UN

September 19 2012

As Americans, we understand the dual nature of free speech: it serves us by allowing us to share our convictions with others, and it occasionally causes us offense by exposing us to differing perspectives. We must now remember that the right not to be offended isn't enshrined in our Constitution. Even if we abhor statements motivated by hate, the legality of religious critique isn't questionable. That's why we should act swiftly to protect the rights of religious freedom and freedom of speech that are explicitly guaranteed to us. By doing this we might expose ourselves to the forces of hate and terror, but we can't allow fear to rule the day if we hope to maintain our ability to live truly free lives.
Roy Speckhardt: What the Libyan Embassy Attack Teaches Us About True Religious Freedom (Huffington Post, Sep. 13 2012)

September 13 2012



  • ベンガジでの米領事館攻撃で米国大使及び館員3名が死亡したことが確認され……オバマ大統領が強く非難しましたが、リビアのカッダーフィからの解放で(実質的に)最も大きな貢献をした米国の在リビア大使が殺されたことは、まことに悲劇的なことです。

  • 問題の映画の製作は昨夜お伝えした通り、ユダヤ系のイスラエル人でカルフォルニアの不動産業者とのことですが、映画そのものはまだ公開されておらず、その一部がユーチューブに流れただけで(要するに一部の無責任な人間の全く個人的な行動)その国の公館を攻撃するとは、まったく常軌を逸した蛮行ですが、イスラムとの関係では、昔デンマークの新聞がムハンマッド誹謗漫画を載せたということで(確かパキスタンの)大使館が焼打ちにあったりしたことがあり、欧米諸国に対しては(言論の自由との兼ね合いもあり)常に困難な問題を突きつけてきました。

  • 今やこの映画に始まる米国に対する反発は、アラブ諸国やイスラム諸国に広がる様子を見せており、当面中東ではこの問題が最大の問題にさえなりそうな気配さえ見えます。それでなくともシリア、イラク、イエメン、イラン、イスラエル等難しい問題を抱えている中東諸国にとって、今後とも最終的には最も頼りにすべき米国との関係を、このような問題でこじらせることは悲劇的であるとすら言いうると思います。

April 13 2012


Tripoli appeals against ICC order | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

The ICC last week rejected Libya's request to postpone the surrender of Saif al-Islam to face war crimes charges. The court ordered Tripoli to "comply with its obligations to enforce the warrant of arrest" and surrender him without delay.

The Libyan ministry of justice is currently paving the way for his transfer to an official detention centre in the capital where he will be tried by Libyan judges, Deputy Justice Minister Khalifa Ashur told journalists in Tripoli.

Seif al-Islam is being held captive by militia in the town of Zintan. The Libyan appeal to the ICC argues that immediately transferring Saif to The Hague after his arrival in Tripoli would be problematic. Observers say this is a tacit admission Tripoli has little official control over Gaddafi.

March 19 2012

国際社会にとって最も好ましいことは、彼〔Abdallah al-Sanusi〕がICCに引き渡され、裁判を通じてカッダーフィ政権の数々の国内外でのテロが明らかになることだと思いますが、どうなりますか?
カッダーフィの情報長官の逮捕 (中東の窓 2012年3月18日)
Tags: Libya Justice ICC

March 18 2012


Mauritania: Surrender Abdullah Sanussi to ICC | Human Rights Watch

The ICC judges granted arrest warrants on June 27, 2011, for Sanussi, as well as Muammar Gaddafi and his son Saif al-Islam. The three were wanted for crimes against humanity for attacks on civilians, including peaceful demonstrators, in Tripoli, Benghazi, Misrata, and other locations in Libya. The ICC warrants apply only to events in Libya beginning on February 15, 2011.

The ICC's proceeding against Muammar Gaddafi was terminated following his death on October 20, but anti-Gaddafi forces apprehended Saif al-Islam Gaddafi on November 19 in southern Libya and are holding him in the town of Zintan. Government officials say they will try Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in Libya for his role during the government’s 2011 crackdown and prior corruption.

Dozens of other senior Gaddafi-era officials and their relatives are in custody, held either by the official government authorities or militias around the country, the latter having no legal authority to hold detainees. The majority of these detainees have not had access to a lawyer or been brought before a judge.

Human Rights Watch has long called for the militias in Libya to hand all their detainees over to the competent government authorities.

Human Rights Watch has also documented mistreatment in detention in Tripoli and Misrata. Last month, a Libyan diplomat who served as ambassador to France died apparently from torture after he was detained by a Tripoli-based militia from the town of Zintan. Libya’s former prime minister, Abuzaid Dorda, was badly injured in a fall he sustained in October while detained by a militia in Tripoli. Human Rights Watch has also called on the Tunisian authorities to decline ordering the extradition to Libya of Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, the former Libyan prime minister, due to a real risk of torture.

“At this point, we doubt that Libya can provide a fair trial for Abdullah Sanussi,” [HRW international justice director Richard] Dicker said. “For justice, and for Libyans to understand the tragedies of their past, Mauritania should hand him to the ICC.”

February 18 2012

Today, Libyans are within reach of a democratic future which one year ago seemed only a distant dream. In the year ahead, the United Nations stands ready to lend its utmost support to Libyan efforts in the transitional period, particularly to the election of a National Congress and the subsequent process of constitution-making. The Secretary-General urges all Libyans to stand together in a spirit of reconciliation; to insist that a revolution in the name of human rights must not be tarnished by abuses but must bring about justice through rule of law; and to ensure that women, youth and civil society as a whole are encouraged to play their full part in the development of transparent, inclusive and accountable institutions. The transition to democracy is a period of great challenges, but it is also a time of opportunities to build a new Libya that honors the sacrifices of its people in their struggle for freedom.
Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the one year anniversary of the revolution in Libya (un.org, Feb. 17 2012)
Tags: UN Libya
— 孫崎 享 (via Twitter)
Tags: Libya

January 27 2012


Libya: Detainees Tortured and Denied Medical Care | Doctors Without Borders

Detainees in the Libyan city of Misrata are being tortured and denied urgent medical care, leading the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to suspend its operations in detention centers in Misrata, MSF announced today.

January 08 2012

Tripoli, Libya.
Tags: Libya

November 20 2011

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (Reuters via Human Rights Watch)
Tags: Libya ICC

Libya: Surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to ICC | Human Rights Watch

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was reportedly apprehended on November 19 in southern Libya, is subject to an ICC arrest warrant for crimes against humanity in an investigation authorized by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970. The resolution requires the cooperation of Libyan authorities with any ICC investigation into serious crimes committed in Libya, including the surrender of ICC suspects.

“The authorities will send an important message that there’s a new era in Libya, marked by the rule of law, by treating Saif al-Islam humanely and surrendering him to the ICC,” said Richard Dicker, international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “His fair prosecution at the ICC will afford Libyans a chance to see justice served in a trial that the international community stands behind.”

September 04 2011

CIA, MI6 helped Gaddafi persecute dissidents: Human Rights Watch - National Post (blog)

The Guardian

CIA, MI6 helped Gaddafi persecute dissidents: Human Rights Watch
National Post (blog)
Human Rights Watch says it found hundreds of documents in the abandoned offices of Libya's former spy chief indicating spy agencies helped Muammar Gaddafi persecute Libyan dissidents. By Yvonne Bell TRIPOLI – Documents found in the abandoned Tripoli ...
Rendition evidence in Libya, Human Rights Watch saysBBC News
CIA and MI6 helped Gaddafi on dissidents: Human Rights WatchDaily Caller
Gaddafi Had Close Ties With US-UK Intelligence Agencies: HRWInternational Business Times
CNN International -Tripoli Post -ITV.com
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June 27 2011


Pre-Trial Chamber I issues three warrants of arrest for Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdualla Al-Senussi (via icc-cpi.int)

Today, 27 June 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued three warrants of arrest respectively for Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi for crimes against humanity (murder and persecution) allegedly committed across Libya from 15 February 2011 until at least 28 February 2011, through the State apparatus and Security Forces.

The Chamber, composed of Judges Sanji Mmasenono Monageng (Presiding), Sylvia Steiner and Cuno Tarfusser, considered that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the three suspects committed the alleged crimes and that their arrests appear necessary in order to ensure their appearances before the Court; to ensure that they do not continue to obstruct and endanger the Court’s investigations; and to prevent them from using their powers to continue the commission of crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court.

The situation in Libya was referred to the ICC Prosecutor by the United Nations Security Council, through the unanimous adoption of Resolution 1970 on 26 February 2011. The Security Council decided, under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, that “the Libyan authorities shall cooperate fully with and provide any necessary assistance to the Court and the Prosecutor pursuant to this resolution” and, while recognizing that States not party to the Rome Statute have no obligations under the Statute, the Security Council urged all States and concerned regional and other international organisations to cooperate fully with the Court and the Prosecutor.

On 3 March 2011, the ICC Prosecutor decided to open an investigation and requested, on 16 May 2011, the issuance of the arrest warrants.
Tags: ICC Libya
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