Libyan Militias Spiral Out of Control

July 5, 2012

Libyan Militias Spiral Out of Control

"Is this really the new Libya that people hoped for when they took to the streets in 2011 calling for an end to repression and an end to injustice?"

Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International Researcher

During a visit to Libya in May and June, Amnesty International uncovered disturbing evidence of torture and killings by armed militias, who continue to act above the law. The ongoing human rights violations in Libya cast a shadow over the country's first national elections since the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

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