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Libya: Civilians trapped in Benghazi in desperate conditions as fighting encroaches

Fears are growing for hundreds of civilians who are trapped in a Benghazi neighbourhood which faces intensified fighting after several…

September 29, 2016

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Libya: Lives of captives trapped under fire in Benghazi in danger

Airstrikes by the Libyan National Army are endangering the lives of scores of detainees who are being held captive in…

July 21, 2016

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Refugees and migrants fleeing sexual violence, abuse and exploitation in Libya

Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty International reveal the shocking range of abuses…

June 29, 2016

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EU risks fuelling horrific abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya

The EU’s plans to cooperate more closely with Libya on migration risk fuelling the rampant ill-treatment and indefinite detention in…

June 13, 2016

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Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World Report Slams Governments, Including the U.S., for Global Assault on Freedoms

On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his…

February 22, 2016

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Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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Your rights in jeopardy, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led…

February 18, 2016

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World must help pull Libya out of human rights chaos five years since uprising that ousted al-Gaddafi

Urgent and sustained international support is needed to help end the cycle of chaos and rampant abuse gripping Libya, said…

February 16, 2016

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Five years after the tragedy that sparked an uprising, human rights remain at risk in Tunisia and beyond

Five years since fruit-seller Mohamed Bouazizi sparked wide-ranging protests in Tunisia and the wider region after setting himself alight in…

December 17, 2015

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Horrific abuse in Libya driving migrants to risk lives in Mediterranean crossings

Refugees and migrants across Libya face rape, torture and abductions for ransom by traffickers and smugglers, as well as systematic…

May 11, 2015

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“Libya is Full of Cruelty:” Stories of Abduction, Sexual Violence and Abuse from Migrants and Refugees

Refugees and migrants across Libya face rape, torture and abductions for ransom by traffickers and smugglers, as well as systematic…

May 8, 2015

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State of the World 2014/2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up…

February 25, 2015