Crimes of State
Interference - War
NATO - USA
Chaos in Libya
Clashes between residents and militia leave dozens dead, hundreds injured in Libyan capital
16 November 2013
Libya’s prime minister has demanded that all armed militias leave Tripoli "without exception," after clashes between militiamen and armed residents left at least 32 people dead and almost 400 others wounded.
By Richard Falk
Post-Intervention Libya: A Militia State
14 October 2013
Two apparently related and revealing incidents have turned public attention briefly back to Libya just after the second anniversary of the NATO intervention that helped anti-Qaddafi rebel forces overthrow his regime. The first incident involved the infringement of Libyan sovereignty by an American special forces operation that seized the alleged al Qaeda operative, Abu Anas al-Libi (also known as Nizah Abdul Hamed al-Ruqai), on October 5, supposedly with the knowledge and consent of the Libyan government. The second incident, evidently a response to the first seizure, was the kidnapping a few days later of the country’s prime minister, Ali Zeidan, while he lay asleep in his hotel lodgings in the center of Tripoli.
’Death and destruction in Bani Walid’ as media silent
26 October 2012
The Libyan city of Bani Walid is reported to be under heavy attack from pro-government forces and militias. Witnesses say that more civilians are being killed by shelling, while houses are engulfed in flames.
Human rights investigations (HRI)
Libya: People of Bani Walid in mortal danger
25 October 2012
After being bombarded by Grad rockets, the town of Bani Walid has now been largely occupied by militiamen (including the same Misrata militiamen, now under the Libya Shield banner, responsible for the ethnic cleansing of the Tawergha, the slaughter of prisoners in Sirte and other war crimes.)
Human rights investigations (HRI)
US government documents: Libya an escalating humanitarian disaster
22 October 2012
US government documents show Obama and NATO’s intervention in Libya has led to an escalating humanitarian disaster as the Libyan people’s human rights, especially the right to life and security are taken away and the country faces the prospect of failed state status.
Report on rebel massacre in Sirte
17 October 2012
Human Rights Watch are still peddling the myth of a peaceful revolution for human rights in Libya and purport to be shocked to discover the current “Libyan authorities” have made no attempt to investigate the murders of the loyalist prisoners in Sirte.
An article by John Robles
Benghazi attack on largest CIA regional operation, Steven’s death collateral
15 October 2012
While the US continues to debate and determine whom to blame and what “failures” led to the attack on the US Embassy compound and CIA safe house in Benghazi, nowhere is anyone considering the fact the event was the result of US meddling into the affairs of foreign states or the fact it was the US who is responsible for the death of Libya’s former leader.
An article by Felicity Arbuthnot
Libya: How Many Dirty Hands?
3 October 2012
An article by Tony Cartalucci
US-Backed Terrorists Murder US Ambassador in Libya
13 September 2012
Murdered US Ambassador exposes Libya "progress" propaganda - provides a warning against US meddling in Syria.
US ambassador, consul among 4 killed in militia attack on Benghazi consulate
13 September 2012
The US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed when local militia assaulted Washington’s consulate in Benghazi. President Barack Obama has condemned the attack.
An article by Mark - Human rights investigations
Blowback in Benghazi
12 September 2012
14 months ago we reported on the lynching of a black man by a racist mob at the rebel HQ in Benghazi and HRI was amongst the first to document how race hatred was being deliberately stirred up in order to further the NATO/militarist agenda.
Regional division, bloodshed mar first post-Gaddafi poll
8 July 2012
Libyans have voted in the country’s first elections since ousting Muammar Gaddafi. However, reports of pro-autonomy activists attacking ballots and continued unrest by militia groups could see Libya’s democratic dreams go up in smoke
Libyan tribal clashes: 47 dead in three days
2 July 2012
Tribal warfare continues for the fifth day straight in Libya, with 47 killed in the last three days alone and over 100 reportedly wounded. Ethnic strife in Libya has cost hundreds of lives since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime last October.
Extradition to Libya – extradition to torture
28 June 2012
The reports that the former Libyan prime minister who was extradited by Tunisia to Libya was tortured highlight the lack of justice and proper institutions in post-Gaddafi Libya, believes journalist Lizzie Phelan.
Libya tribal hack and slash: Hundreds killed and wounded in week
21 June 2012
Clashes between warring factions are heating up in western Libya. Tribes that once supported the country’s uprising are battling each other and pro-Gaddafi rival tribes - all against the background of freebee arms.
An article by Alexander Mezyaev
Seif al-Islam Gaddafi and the Fight behind the Scene over His Fate
16 May 2012
The legal proceedings against Seif al-Islam, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, have developed into an unusual situation, that has had no precedents in the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) history. The matter is that the Court itself is exerting efforts to destroy the case so that the accused would never have to face it.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi ‘determined to defend himself – like Milosevic’
12 April 2012
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the second son of the late Libyan leader, told his lawyer he was prepared to defend himself in court, just like former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. But it’s still unclear which court will try Gaddafi Jr.
An article by Garibov Konstantin
Libya: militia clashes continue
3 April 2012
Clashes between members of the Berber ethnic minority and their Arab neighbors in western Libya continued for a third day on Tuesday. Militias from inside Zuwara, a predominantly Berber town on the Mediterranean coast about 120 km west of Libyan capital Tripoli, were exchanging heavy weapons fire with fighters from the nearby Arab settlements of Al-Jumail and Regdalinl.
Libya’s ‘non state’: Tribal war claims 70 lives
30 March 2012
70 have been killed and dozens injured in Libya as tribal groups are fighting in the country’s south. After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is left in a condition which some residents call a ‘non state’.
Libya ready to use force against eastern separatists
9 March 2012
Libya’s integrity will be defended by any means - even “with force” if needed - says Libyan “transitional” leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil. His statement comes a day after the eastern tribal leaders declared autonomy for the region.
Eastern Libya declares autonomy
7 March 2012
Cyrenaica, the eastern region of Libya, has elected a regional congress and declared semi-autonomy from the capital Tripoli. The “blatant call for fragmentation” of the country was condemned by Libya’s ruling NTC.
Libyan rebels cage black Africans in zoo, force feed them flags
4 March 2012
A shocking video has appeared on the Internet showing Libyan rebels torturing a group of black Africans.
New York Times interview with Lizzie Phelan
"In Lybia now the truth is coming out"
3 February 2012
Irish free-lance journalist Lizzie Phelan reverts to her recent interview by New York Times reporter Robert Mackey. In this article, she elaborates in greater detail on the three themes discussed in the interview. She argues that, though labeled as "activists" and "firebrands", those journalists who express views going against the current when it comes to countries which are in NATO’s firing line are, objectively, in a better position to provide reliable information than their mainstream media counterparts.
Tortured freedom: Libya’s new rulers resort to old tactics
28 January 2012
Despite the changes sweeping Libya, violence and bloodshed have not stopped. In shocking revelations, military and security forces stand accused of torturing detainees to death. Rights groups say Libya’s new rulers have not addressed the problem.
Pro-Gaddafi forces capture Bani Walid, 5 NTC troops killed
24 January 2012
Fighters loyal to late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have clashed with revolutionary forces in the former-regime stronghold of Bani Walid, taking control of the city in the process. The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil today warned of the threat of another civil war.
Libya: Collapse of justice leaves at least 7,000 behind bars
6 January 2012
US filmmaker Matthew VanDyke walks outside the Abu Salim prison in the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 30, 2011. (AFP Photo / Francisco Leong)
In Libya, death and disappearance still stalk the land
21 December 2011
People are vanishing in broad daylight in Libya, as the country’s new rulers continue to settle accounts with their opponents. Widespread insecurity means the families of the kidnapped can do no more than hope that their loved ones are still alive.
An article by Alexander Vatutin
Libya on the verge of chaos and civil war - experts
13 December 2011
Warnings from many experts are coming true: Libya is being pulled into a civil war. Now anti-Gaddafists are carving up power and Libya’s capital of Tripoli is already seeing clashes as the rebels are fighting for the local airport.
Saif al-Islam keeping: No International Criminal Court for Gaddafi Jr.?
21 November 2011
Muammar Gaddafi’s son and one-time heir apparent will not be sent to The Hague, according to Libya’s information ministry. A trial is definitely in Saif al-Islam’s future - but on home territory.
An essay by Hugh Roberts
Who said Gaddafi had to go?
17 November 2011
So Gaddafi is dead and Nato has fought a war in North Africa for the first time since the FLN defeated France in 1962. The Arab world’s one and only State of the Masses, the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriyya, has ended badly.