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Tuesday, 04-28-15, 13:00UNHCR Works to Ease Dire Conditions in Libya's Immigration Detention Centres[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 28 April 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. read more...
Tuesday, 04-28-15, 10:09IFJ Shocked By the Slaughter of Six Libyan Journalists and Media Workers[IFJ] The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today expressed its shock and dismay at the discovery of the bodies of five employees of the Libyan broadcaster, Al Barka TV. read more...
Monday, 04-27-15, 10:31UN Condemns 'Horrific' Week of Human Rights Violations Amid County's Rising Violence[UN News] The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today condemned the "successive horrific incidents" in Libya this past week - ranging from the appalling loss of life in the Mediterranean of those escaping violence, the execution of Christians and the killings of several members of a prominent family by the so-called 'Islamic State in Libya.' read more...
Saturday, 04-25-15, 17:23Hundreds of Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast[Al Jazeera] The Italian coastguard has rescued 228 migrants off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 16:23Amnesty International - 'We Need a Fully Fledged Humanitarian Search and Rescue Operation'[Deutsche Welle] EU leaders sat down for crisis talks on Thursday on possible military action against human traffickers in Libya, in a desperate bid to halt the tidal wave of refugees trying to reach Europe by sea. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 15:04Migrant Smugglers Profit From Libya's Chaos[IRIN] Tripoli -Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers' boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya's porous southern borders, and north to its coastal cities and the beaches where the boats were launched. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 10:40Anti-Isil Rally Turns Violent in Ethiopia[Al Jazeera] Tens of thousands of Ethiopians have marched in a government-supported rally against the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, but some demonstrators directed their anger at the authorities, prompting clashes with the police. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 7:30One Sudanese Killed, Three Chadians Injured in Libya[Radio Dabanga] Tripoli -In an attack by gunmen in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, a Sudanese national was killed and three Chadians were seriously injured. read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 14:24Spanish Embassy Bombed[UN News] The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León has strongly condemned the latest terrorist attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in which the Spanish Embassy was targeted. read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 6:54In One Terrible Weekend, Isil Beheads Christians and Hundreds Drown in a 'Mass Grave'[IPS] New York -As Europeans debated their policies towards the leaky flotillas steaming out of Libya, carrying most to a certain death at sea, members of ISIL were streaming a video of captured Ethiopian Christians on a beach. read more...

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