2012 September 26 : Libyan Embassy – London
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Archive for September 26th, 2012

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September 2012   U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Monday with President Mohammed el-Megaref of Libya – the first high-level meeting between the two nations since the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a Sept. 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.  Clinton thanked el-Megaref for his government’s help in the aftermath of the attack and  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 More than 10,000 people gathered to mourn one of the Libyan rebels credited with capturing ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi last year. Omran Ben Shaaban died on Tuesday after being kidnapped, shot and tortured by people who many in his hometown of Misrata believe were supporters of the late dictator. The 22-year-old’s body was later flown to his  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 26th September 2012  The face of a young man looks out from billboards across Benghazi. “A mother’s cry. If my son is guilty, bring him to justice. If he is innocent, let him go,” says the caption, which ends with a phone number. Speaking at the family home, the mother, Ansaf Ibrahim, recounts how dozens of militia fighters from  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 26th September 2012  Amnesty International has called on the General National Congress to take immediate action to establish the rule of law and address the human rights abuses which still plague the country. In its ‘Human Rights Manifesto for Libya’ Amnesty outlines 10 steps that the new government urgently needs to take to show its commitment to fighting for  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 26th September 2012  One of the Libyan rebels who helped capture Muammar Gaddafi in a drain pipe was buried early on Wednesday after his relatives said he had been shot and tortured in a rival town. The death of Omran Shaban on Monday again highlighted the struggle of Libya’s new leaders to rein in armed groups and could further  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Former Libyan rebel fighters seeking more recognition from the North African country’s new rulers briefly exchanged fire outside the national congress in Tripoli on Tuesday, members of the assembly said. Tuesday’s incident comes two days after Libya’s head of congress pledged to dissolve rogue militias who have refused to lay down their arms since the civil war that ousted  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Libya’s political leadership, including elected members of the General National Congress (GNC), must take immediate steps to end ongoing human rights abuses and establish the rule of law, Amnesty International, AI, has said. In its Human Rights Manifesto for Libya, Amnesty International warned Libya’s leaders that unless they rein in armed militias and bring them to account, Libya  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  In its efforts to try to reassert control over armed groups the Libyan military has removed the heads of two of the most powerful militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, the February 17 Brigade’s Fauzi Bukatif and Rafallah al-Sahati’s Ismail al-Salabi replacing them with military officers. In a move that follows other steps by the authorities to  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 26th September 2012  After months of championing the issue of ending foreign aid, US Republican Senator Rand Paul’s proposal calling for a prohibition of US aid funds to the governments of Libya, Egypt, and Pakistan was overwhelmingly defeated, and all three countries will continue to receive aid. In his bill, Sen. Paul’s proposed to stop funds upon the release  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  One of the young Libyan rebels credited with capturing Moammar Gadhafi in a drainage ditch nearly a year ago died Tuesday of injuries after being kidnapped, beaten and slashed by the late dictator’s supporters — the latest victim of persistent violence and instability in the North African country. The death of Omran Shaaban, who had been hospitalized in  [ Read More ]