Feb 17, 2012

Report Libya 16. February 2012.

*** Racist demolition in #Libya the same as in #Palestine -Houses of black #Tawargha people bulldozered by new government.
Public was accustomed to seeing this in Gaza, where the Israel is demolishing houses of Palestinians with bulldozers as part of the punishment. Today the same method and the same punishment, but in Libya, particularly in Misurata, where bulldozers are demolishing houses of black Tawargha Libyans. [Libyan political dialogue]
Bulldozers are demolishing houses of black Tawargha Libyans  
Photo shows one of the buildings in Al Goshi neighborhood getting bulldozered, while everyone is busy, taking advantage of the anniversary of Nakba for the Implementation of scheme of ethnic cleansing of the black-skinned Tawargha Libyans. PHOTO
*** #Libya - arrest of 10 gang (battalion) members which were terrorizing & abducting residents of #Sirte & stealing cars.

Libyan/Abdel Halim Al-shatir received news that a gang which was terrorizing and kidnapping residents of Sirte and stealing cars was arrested.They have been stopped by the military prosecutor of Sirte.

He went to the headquarters of the military prosecution in Sirte to find information about this topic ... Then we met Mr. Salem military prosecutor in Sirte, we asked him about the information provided to us, he said: ... This information is correct and the group arrested belongs to the martyrs battalion stationed in the city of Sirte which was in the Saffron then moved to battalion headquarters formerly in the Abu Hadi, where Colonel Salah Abu from martyrs battalion who monitored this battalion found that some members were engaged in illegal acts and told us about this and was with them from the dawn of February Mr. Ali ambushed this group and arrested in Island East of Sirte and the group which consists of ten persons were handed over to military police and questioned.
Libyan clown aka rebel
The investigation found that four of them had committed numerous crimes, including theft of cars, and voluntarily identified people who murdered a pregnant lady last week after shooting her husband's car in airport road to Sirte, and identified the names of perpetrators which will be arrested within hours with the permission of Go. The team was able to rescue one kidnapped person and return him to his family and his car, which was stolen from him after he was kidnapped.

According to military prosecutor in Sirte will address the authorities competent to review procedures for this battalion and investigate the work generally and review their credentials.
Military prosecutor: such actions are detrimental to the seventeenth of February revolution and must punish offenders so as not to repeat such crimes.

This was during the past few days when many crimes happened in Sirte mostly abduction and disappearance, theft of cars and perhaps the latest murder of a pregnant woman after shooting her husband's car in the airport road to Sirte, which led to the death of Lady and her unborn child. -> https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=261157173959918&id=107074776034826

*** #Libya:  traitor on Green Square in #Tripoli celebrates Nakba Day as a #French rooster 
Second Libyan clown
*** According to Munidia #News :
Libya authorities announced on Tuesday a tougher inspection procedures in major Libyan cities, and declared a state of alert in the ranks of the security forces and the army and armed militia battalions.
The Committee issued a security Libya's supreme statement declaring, lifting the state of preparedness in all parts of Libya, starting on Wednesday up until the the twenty-third of this month, against the backdrop of fear of the outbreak of the counter-revolution of Gaddafi supporters, on the occasion of first anniversary of the start of the revolution.
And provided the new security measures set forth in the statement of the Supreme Security Committee, to prevent cars and vehicles from driving without license plates , as well as prevent the driving of dark Auto Glass.
On a related issue, armed clashes broke out on Monday night in the city of Ghadames on the border with Algeria, between unknown gunmen and NTC militias, which ended with one person killed by the militias.
Also is present a security barrier in the same city, fire by unknown armed ppl, amid uncertainty surrounding the identities of the perpetrators of these processes.
There are armed operations scattered around Libya during the past two days, in response to the call launched by Gaddafi's son, Saadi to the Libyan people, a few days ago, the Intifada on the rulers of Libya and new revolt against the militias, insurgents and expeling them from the cities.
The first manifestations of the response to that invitation, had been launched from the city of Kufra in southern Libya, on Sunday, when the city saw heavy and fierce fighting between supporters of the Gaddafi-troops were from Niger and Chad [actually they are black people living in Kufra] and NTC militias, before large parts of the city were taken over by supporters of Gaddafi.
*** Benghazi - arrival of 12 wounded from #Kufra to #Benghazi on a plane, they were wounded yesterday evening in the clashes that take place in Kufra.

*** #Amnesty - " #NTC militias are commiting war crimes in #Libya "

Armed militias now rule much of Libya, Amnesty International said Wednesday, accusing them of torturing detainees deemed loyal to the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi and driving entire neighborhoods and towns into exile.

Amnesty International quoted detainees as saying "They had been suspended in contorted positions; beaten for hours with whips, cables, plastic hoses, metal chains and bars, and wooden sticks and given electric shocks with live wires and taser-like electroshock weapons."

At least 12 detainees had died since September after torture, Amnesty said. "Their bodies were covered in bruises, wounds and cuts and some had had nails pulled off," the group said.

The report is a fresh blow to Libya's new government, the National Transitional Council, which helped lead the anti-Gadhafi uprising that broke out one year ago this week and spiraled into a brutal, eight-month civil war.

Since the war's end with the capture and killing of Gadhafi last October, the NTC has struggled to extend its control over the vast desert nation. It has largely failed to rein in the hundreds of brigades that fought in the war, many of which now run their own detention centers for those accused of links to Gadhafi's regime.

Amnesty said it visited 11 detention camps in central and western Libya in January and February, and found evidence of torture and abuse at all but one.

Libyan militias from towns throughout the country's west parade through Tripoli, Libya. This week, Libya will celebrate the one year anniversary of the start of the popular uprising that led to the ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi last October. (AP Photo/ Abdel Magid Al Fergany) Close"Nobody is holding these militias responsible," Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response adviser at Amnesty International, told The Associated Press by telephone from Jordan on Wednesday, a day after she left Libya.

The U.N.'s top human rights official, and Amnesty International, have urged Libya's government to take control of all makeshift prisons to prevent further atrocities against detainees.

"There's torture, extrajudicial executions, rape of both men and women," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Jan. 27.

Some 2,400 detainees remain held in centers controlled by the new Libyan government, but the militias are holding uncounted thousands more prisoners, Amnesty said. Most are in and around Tripoli and Misrata, the coastal city that saw some of the war's most brutal fighting, it said.

The International Committee of the Red Cross reported that from March to December 2011 it had visited over 8,500 detainees in some 60 detention centers.

Amnesty International's delegation witnessed detainees being beaten and threatened with death at a detention center in Misrata.

In a Tripoli detention center, they found severely tortured detainees who interrogators tried to conceal, the group reported. It spoke to detainees held in and around Tripoli, Gharyan, Misrata, Sirte and Zawiya.

The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders suspended its work in prisons in Misrata in late January because it said torture was so rampant that some detainees were brought for care only to make them fit for further interrogation and abuse.

Rovera accused the Tripoli-based national government of "a lack of political will. They're not willing to recognize the scale of the problem. It is way, way beyond individual cases. It's an irresponsible attitude," she said.

The militias were one of the keys to the rebellion that toppled Gadhafi's 42-year rule last year, but they are maintaining their independence from the National Transitional Council.

Hundreds of Libyan militias commemorated the anniversary of the anti-Gadhafi uprising this week by allying into a new unified military council.

Thousands of fighters from across western Libya held a mass parade in Tripoli on Tuesday, showing off heavy machine guns and rocket launchers and firing rifles in the air, an outburst that appeared intended as a warning to anyone who might stage attacks during the anniversary.

Some of the militia reprisals are against dark-skinned Libyans and African contract workers who the Gadhafis had brought in for jobs ranging from construction to security and riot control, leading to attacks on so-called "mercenaries" during the uprising.

"African migrants and refugees are also being targeted and revenge attacks are being carried out," Amnesty said. "Entire communities have been forcibly displaced and authorities have done nothing to investigate the abuses and hold those responsible to account."

This week, Libya will celebrate the one year anniversary of the start of the popular uprising that led to the ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi last October. (AP Photo / Abdel Magid Al Fergany) CloseThe violence took on an ethnic twist. "It's hunting down 'the other,'" Rovera told the AP. "They're wreaking havoc in the community."

Amnesty said that militias from Misrata "drove out the entire population of Tawargha, some 30,000 people, and looted and burned down their homes in revenge for crimes some Tawargha are accused of having committed during the conflict."

"Thousands of members of the Mashashya tribe were similarly forced out of their village by militias from Zintan, in the Nafusa Mountains. These and other communities remain displaced in makeshift camps around the country," Amnesty said.

Amnesty called for Western pressure on the Libyan government and militias.

Rovera said that from the United States to Europe, "There are a lot of countries and governments seeking contracts in Libya, so there's no shortage of contacts" that the West can use.

Europe, the U.S. and NATO "should tell them things as they are — the time for 'wait and see' has run out," Rovera told the AP.
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