Since the outbreak of the popular uprising in Libya in February 2011 and the overthrow and killing of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has been in a state of chaos and instability as a result of multi-party struggles, each has its own arms and internal and external support. As the conflicting parties have set aside the citizens' national and humanitarian interests by continuing their conflict, in order to control strategic and important areas that contain oil wealth in the country, Libya is witnessing a crisis and a clear deterioration of the human rights situation.


The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor documents in this report severe human rights violations and atrocities that took place during the attack of the retired General Khalifa Haftar on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on April 4, 2019, which include extrajudicial executions of soldiers after their capture, the mutilation of their bodies and publishing videos and photos documenting these heinous operations. The testimonies presented in this report confirm that the killings and abuses took place systematically, amid a complete absence of justice.

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