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Libya: Militias out of control, says Amnesty International
Posted By admin On February 16, 2012 @ 4:28 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
London Telegraph 
February 16, 2012
A year after the first demonstrations against Col Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year dictatorship, thousands of Libyans continue to suffer from the threat of violence and misrule, with militias perpetrating widespread human rights abuses.
According to Amnesty, at least 12 people have been tortured to death in rebel prisons since September. Despite the overthrow of the regime, Libya is still ruled by the gun.
“Militias in Libya are largely out of control and the blanket impunity they enjoy only encourages further abuses and perpetuates instability and insecurity,” said Donatella Rovera, a researcher for the human rights group.
“A year ago Libyans risked their lives to demand justice. Today their hopes are being jeopardised by lawless armed militias who trample human rights with impunity.”
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