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Libya: Collapse of justice leaves at least 7,000 behind bars (w/ Video)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Libya: Collapse of justice leaves at least 7,000 behind bars

With their common enemy dead and gone, the uniting factor which bound Libya’s former rebels in their fight against Muammar Gaddafi has melted away. Now, in-fighting among the different armed factions is spilling onto the streets.

Meanwhile, thousands of Libyans remain behind bars waiting for the new rulers to try them for their crime of failing to jump ship.

One of the first amnesties of the new Libya was when hundreds of men and women, many of them sub-Saharan immigrants, were released from a makeshift prison. Most of them had spent several months in captivity for the crime of being in the wrong place at the wrong time..... MORE


URL: http://rt.com/news/libya-justice-collapse-tripoli-227/

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

UN resolution meant to protect libyan citizens, ah? how i pray that what the bald eagle/nato countries did to libya would happen to these imperialists countries as well...targeting specifically the 1% elite. you will have your day, in this lifetime or in the next, kalbong agila/nato butchers!

"“Now in Libya there are about 8,000 people in detention and the problem is, they haven’t had any legal review. They have not had access to a lawyer, they haven’t been brought before any independent judicial panel or judges, so that’s what we are calling for now is a quick and prompt legal review and rebuilding of the justice system,” Abraham told RT.

"The violations are even more brutal outside Tripoli. The town of Tawerga that Gaddafi forces used to launch attacks against Misrata is still a ghost town. Many of its former residents live in refugee camps, and even there, extraordinary renditions by militias are common. "

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