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Human Rights concerns about armed brigades holding detainees in Libya

The UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has raised concerns about Libya’s armed brigades and the treatment of more than 8,500 detainees, majority of whom are from sub-Saharan Africa.

Addressing the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya, Pillay warned that, “lack of oversight by the central authorities creates an environment conducive to torture and ill treatment.”  She urged the Libyan ministry of justice and the prosecutor’s office to take over the detention centres.

 26 January 2012


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