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Murder and torture ‘carried out by both sides’ of uprising against Libyan regime

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David Smith
London Guardian
Sept 13, 2011

Rebels as well as pro-Gaddafi forces have perpetrated killings, torture and other abuses during the uprising against the Libyan regime, say human rights investigators.

The civil war that brought down Muammar Gaddafi has been marked by widespread atrocities on both sides, according to Amnesty International.

In one of the most comprehensive reports yet on the human cost of the six-month conflict, Amnesty offers harrowing testimony of the war crimes, killings of unarmed protesters and arbitrary detentions by Gaddafi’s security forces. But it also lifts the lid on a catalogue of reprisal attacks that have gained less international attention during the revolution.

“Opposition fighters and supporters have abducted, arbitrarily detained, tortured and killed former members of the security forces, suspected Gaddafi loyalists, captured soldiers and foreign nationals wrongly suspected of being mercenaries fighting on behalf of Gaddafi forces,” Amnesty says.

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