Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor

Defending Freedom Throughout the MENA Region

Euro-Med Monitor in Libya

Libya’s interim government faced multiple challenges. Myriad armed groups controlled security in many parts of the country, thousands of detainees remained in government and militia-controlled detention facilities without access to justice, and rampant ill-treatment and deaths in custody persisted. Forced displacement of tens of thousands of people from the town of Tawergha by militias from nearby Misrata had yet to be resolved. Authorities failed to conclude any investigations into politically motivated assassinations, attacks on protesters in Benghazi and Tripoli, and attacks on journalists and foreign diplomatic missions, citing lack of resources and the precarious security situation.

Militias collude with corrupt officials to extort and abuse migrants seeking to reach Europe...Read more

The coastguard forces were caught on video while beating and humiliating migrants...Read more

Families in the town live in constant fear due to the continued air strikes...Read more

Over 120 Women, Children Held in Misrata Prison...Read more

Sea-Watch has claimed that the speedboat which attacked the migrants was marked 'Libyan Coast Guard'...Read more

Illicit and unaccounted for weapons are spreading indiscriminately among the Libyan population...Read more

During the week of May 23-30 alone, an average of five migrants an hour downed...Read more

Five migrants per hour drowning in Mediterranean Sea...Read more

28,000 people have arrived to Italy from Libyan shores this year, and almost 1,000 have died trying...Read more

There is growing concern that Europe may unwittingly divide migrants into two distinct classes...Read more