Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyer calls for UK intervention over execution fears

8 August 2013

Chris Stephen in Tripoli

William Hague criticised by UK barrister for failing to back ICC ruling ordering Libya to hand over dictator’s son to Hague court

The British lawyer of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has called on the UK to intervene on his client’s behalf amid fears that the son of the former Libyan dictator will be sentenced to death in a trial expected later in August.

(c) 2013 Guardian News & Media Ltd

Misrata lawyer attacked

Tripoli, 6 June 2013:

Reports that lawyer and human rights activist, Hanan Al-Newaisery, was assaulted and beaten in front of Misrata’s Zarouk courthouse on the morning of 4 June, while onlookers stood by idly, has garnered wide condemnation. Her father, Mustafa Al-Newaisry, a child rights activist, who attempted to protect his daughter from the assailants was also attacked. He is said to have been badly beaten and needed hospital care.

Libya Herald

Tawerghans seek support for the return home

By Mathieu Galtier.

Tripoli, 1 June 2013:

About 200 hundred people took part in a conference today intended to draw attention to Tawerghan plans to return to their town on 25 June. The decision to return was announced last month by community elders. The Tawerghans want local and international organisations as well as the media to be present on the day, both to cover the event and prevent those opposed to the return, particularly from Misrata, using force to stop them going back.

Libya Herald

Syrians seeking refuge in Libya

MISRATA, 23 May 2013 (IRIN) – Two years ago Syrians in the relative security of their own country watched the unfolding crisis in Libya descend into a devastating civil war.


Drive-by shooting at peaceful Tawerghan protest

Tripoli, 19 May 2013:

A drive-by shooting at the end of today’s peaceful protest staged by people from Tawergha in front of the General National Congress (GNC) left one man wounded in the leg.