News from Occupied Libya 21 – 22/11/13


Attack on a police station in the city of Terhana by militias belonging to Ahmed al-Saadi and the fourth band backing

Sources news about the militias belonging to Ahmd al saeidi known as Aleem Libyan band backing fourth Salahuddin’s Luma called to a guard facilities and led by Salah Elmarghani carried out the attack on a police station downtown Tarhouna and kidnapped a policeman and a group of detainees and they executed and thrown playground ball is dead Ibrahim Souayah Alnaaja that appears he has been tortured to kill him.

The assassination of Sheikh Fawzi Alzuky, one of the members of the board of elders city of Derna

The assassination of Sheikh Fawzi Alzuky, one of the members of the board of elders city of Derna after prayers from the mosque.

Amnesty International calls on the Libyan authorities to protect the protesters from armed groups

Amnesty International called on the Libyan authorities, today, Thursday, to protect the protesters from armed groups during the protests planned this week. Organization said that Square Jerusalem in Tripoli witness on Friday large demonstrations at the invitation of the President of the local residents of the capital of the general strike even leave those groups of the city. For its part, said Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa in the organization, “Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui” The Libyan authorities must ensure the protection of the protesters. organization urged the Libyan government to ensure that efforts to disarm armed formations and reintegration compatible with human rights standards, and the lack of integration of officials for human rights violations in the state institutions. indicated Amnesty International that the Libyan government has announced a new plan is to integrate Muslhhaasma formations in the state security forces.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Libya must protect demonstrators from “out of control” militias or risk new bloodshed

The Libyan authorities must actively protect protesters from attacks by armed militia during ongoing demonstrations this week or risk further bloodshed, Amnesty International said today

The Head of the Tripoli Local Council has called on Tripoli’s residents to pursue a general strike until all armed groups leave the city. Large demonstrations are planned for this Friday in Tripoli’s Al Quds Square. Activists have also called for demonstrations outside militia compounds

The calls follow the deaths of 43 individuals and hundreds of injured, including children as young as 11 at a peaceful demonstration and subsequent clashes in Gharghour area of ​​Tripoli on 15 November

“The Libyan authorities must guarantee that protesters taking to the streets on Friday will be protected from violence by militias. Anything short of that could result in a new tragedy, “said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International

“Two years of militia appeasement have led to a situation where abductions, torture and killings have become the norm in Libya. Those who once fought for freedom are now turning into criminal gangs. “

Last Friday, protesters in Tripoli called on militias based in the neighbourhood of Gharghour to leave the city and demanded that the police and national army return to the streets to ensure public order. The demonstration, which had received authorization from the authorities who promised to take measures to protect them, was held in protest at heavy clashes in the capital between Misratah and Tripoli militias on 7 November

Eye-witnesses interviewed by Amnesty International’s delegates in Tripoli said that police had failed to protect demonstrators or intervene when they were being shot at by militias. Most police units stayed behind as the demonstration started marching towards the militia compounds in Gharghour. They failed to take any preventive action to protect demonstrators from militias known to be heavily armed and reckless

A 51 year old man told Amnesty International’s researchers: “Many of the demonstrators were old people who had just come out of the mosque after prayer. They were not armed and carried revolutionary and white flags and posters with peaceful messages. The police were in the background but did not do anything to stop the shooting. I was hit by shrapnel in my left leg, which had to be amputated. “

Bystanders were also injured by stray bullets. Mabrouka Muhadab, 42, told Amnesty International: “I stepped out onto the balcony to get my son’s blanket when I was hit by a bullet in the back. Libya Shield brigades [a grouping of militias under the Ministry of Defence] were protecting our area, and the fighting was taking place some 10 to 15 minutes away from our home. “

As the violence continued, at about 10pm militias shot at a nearby camp for internally displaced Tawarghas, wounding a man in the knee. The next morning, militias attacked the camp again with rifles, killing one man and injuring two others. Despite previous such attacks by Misratah militias, the authorities failed to provide protection to the camp.

On 17 November, the Libyan General Prosecutor told Amnesty International an investigation into the events had been initiated. The organization’s delegates were able to observe the handing over of official forensic reports to families of victims at the morgue

“The fact that an investigation has been initiated is positive. However, experience shows that investigations into militia abuses in Libya rarely result in successful prosecutions. Letting it happen again will only further embolden militias, “said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui

“These deaths and injuries could have been avoided had the Libyan authorities been serious about fighting impunity and investigating militia abuses since 2011.”

In March the General National Congress, Libya’s first elected body, issued a decision ordering all “illegal armed formations” to leave Tripoli. However, the government has been unable to implement the decision since then. Nor was it able to successfully disarm and demobilize militias. Since the end of the 2011 armed conflict, hundreds of anti-Gaddafi militias have refused to disarm and reintegrate into civilian life; most are based in Tripoli and the west of the country.

Following the violence on 15 November and calls by the Tripoli Local Council, Misratah militias started pulling out from the capital. Other cities such as Gharyan have started withdrawing their brigades as well

In parallel, the government announced a new plan to remove militias from the capital by integrating them into state security forces

Amnesty International urges the government to ensure that any disarmament, demobilization and reintegration efforts are compliant with human rights standards. No one responsible for human rights abuses should be integrated into state institutions

“As militias withdraw from Tripoli, the government must put in place measures to fight impunity and ensure that perpetrators of abuses are held accountable for their actions and brought to justice. Otherwise it is merely shifting around the problem, “said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui. “People throughout Libya – not only in Tripoli – must be able to live without fear of militia abuses.”

U.S. intelligence agency CIA director honors Palestinian intelligence for his role in the abduction of Abu Anas Libyan

A Palestinian source familiar in the U.S. capital that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA has taken a visit director of the Palestinian intelligence service, Major General Majid Faraj under the auspices of a special gratitude for the efforts of Maj. Gen. Faraj great efforts to develop security relations with Washington and Tel Aviv, adding that the agency is in the process of honoring a special and distinctive Brigade Faraj. The source added that the Palestinian who is familiar with your appreciation enjoyed by Maj. Gen. Faraj pushes the boundaries of the file to the U.S. Israeli-Palestinian issues and regional tensions, especially after Maj. Gen. Faraj succeeded in providing great help U.S. intelligence in My Libya and Somalia. According to the report information leaked handed Major General Faraj to President Mahmoud Abbas, the two officers Palestinians subordinate to him in Libya ahead contribution distinctive in providing valuable information to the CIA helped to define the movements ‘Abu Anas Libyan’ and he was kidnapped by a commando force American after his performance for the dawn prayers in one mosques in the Libyan capital Tripoli in October. Has surrounded the brigade Faraj his current trip to Washington closely guards, and was keen to ask permission Abbas twice, the first was in Amman a few months ago when told him about the call, and either the second was during their time together in Cairo recently, and told Abbas during which the subject of honor, was keen Farag cases the permission of Abbas away from the eyes and ears of regarded opponents direct at the Palestinian presidency among senior adviser to Abbas, believing that those advisers scheming his intrigues and conspiracies, especially after the failure of his efforts in the completion of the process of exchange of Syrian-Turkish and Lebanese that has been through the Qatari government last month

Israel to get rid of their nuclear waste in the territory of Libya

Tripoli accused the nations, including Israel, to make Libya DUMP SITE for their nuclear waste, according to state news agency Anatolia.

The Chief of Staff of the Air Force in the Libyan army, Brigadier Mahmoud Issa, told «Anatolia» Turkish, said that «civil aircraft and ships suspicious receive waste in the Libyan desert and territorial waters». He added that there are countries, did not name them is Israel, receive their nuclear waste in Libyan territorial waters, and the Libyan desert south of the country; warning of the danger to the future of the environment and Stantjh of serious damage.
The Jesus that the Chiefs of Staff have information and evidence on the matter by saying that «the Air Force was able to determine the course of civil aircraft suspicious enter Libyan airspace without any reaction from our air force; given the lack of system aerial reconnaissance and the absence of radar in the south of Libya, except for Monitoring Navy also suspicious ships entering the territorial waters, and the dumping of containers made sure it nuclear waste ». The Libyan leader pointed out that «there are internal and external parties to stand strongly against Air Force and re-arming and maintenance of equipment, despite our claims repeatedly.