Amnesty International (London)

Libya: ‘I Cannot Explain How Terrible the Situation Was’

press release

This is part of a special ‘People on the Move’ series, highlighting the human rights violations faced by migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in every part of the world. These profiles are being published around the launch of Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2013.


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.

Coastguard retrieves empty migrant boat, suspects tragic end

Tripoli, 14 May 2013:

An empty boat used by sub-Saharan migrants hoping to reach European shores retrieved by the Libyan Coastguard this morning suggests that more lives have been lost at sea.

Libyans in North Africa scared to return home

CAIRO, 16 May 2013 (IRIN) – Until government and revolutionary forces attacked the Libyan town of Bani Walid, about 170km southeast of the capital Tripoli in October last year, Abdullah Warfella had been determined never to leave.