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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cluster Bombs in Misrata: How Many Were Duds?

June 18 2011

The only reasonably confirmed cluster bomb attack on Misrata, the night of April 14, was of "at least three" Instalaza MAT-120 cluster munitions, visibly bursting over the city and scattering their bomblets - 21 each. The MAT-120 is a weapon in NATO's known arsenal but not Libya's, but their use in Misrata was instantly blamed on Libya. One of the bomblets - found or made innocuous - can be seen at left, held for the camera of either Human Rights Watch or the New York Times, I forget which.

If it's in this shape, I think that means it never exploded. I was wondering how many of these at least 63 little guys detonated at all, given there seemed to be no deaths or even injuries in the residential area targeted. There was at least the one that was a dud, and I thought I saw a photo of at least two in the same frame.

I was going to look at the available pictures again sometime, or some reports, but stumbled across this first: a video by UNICEF, posted June 6.  I found the screen capture below interesting - fourteen apparent dud bomblets displayed amongs other military artifacts in a downtown bazaar. That would suggest a failure rate of somewhere just under 25% if the number was 63.
Did any of these things actually blow up, I wonder, or was no live fire, no death, part of the psyop code of ethics? It sure wouldn't be on the brutal government attack agenda, to do something so stupid just to get caught and kill no one in the process anyway, in the attack or after. 

Update June 19: There are now some questions over the research supporting no Libya link to the MAT-120, at least, and related issues. I'll try to report on this once I've gotten a clearer view. One helpful new source is this follow-up from C.J. Chivers, the New York Times reporter who first ran with the story. He cites reports before his arrival early on April 14, and bursts visible as he sailed in as consistent with (but not proof of) more cluster bombs. He saw the bomblets starting that first day, and late that night/early on the morning of the 15th, he heard several detonating with "distinct sounds — a densely compressed set of crunching, rolling explosions in a small area." Plus there were the other witnesses who said they saw such detonations.

So really this line of questioning probably isn't worth much. But the image was interesting, and for what it's worth, there's a small thought.

48 comments:

  1. 36 containers of cluster bombs,

    http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/thirteenth-anniversary-of-nato-as-global-war-machine/

    NATO cluster bomb victim in Nis

    Wreaths were laid at memorials Saturday as a tribute paid to the victims of the 1999 NATO bombing in the city of Nis, southern Serbia, where 56 people were killed and over 200 were injured in 78 days of NATO air raids.

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  2. Chivers resurrected another cluster bomb mystery only recently - a hitherto unknown type of them. Seems extraordinary that a country which seems to import everything except oil had access to an unknown variant.
    http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/a-not-quite-so-dead-end-for-the-mystery-cluster-bomb/
    The original posts by Chivers were here and here from early Feb 2012

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  3. southern Serbia, where 56 people were killed and over 200 were injured in 78 days of NATO air raids

    http://www.steelpipechn.com

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  4. memorials Saturday as a tribute paid to the victims of the 1999 NATO bombing in the city of Nis pipechn this one is shaping up as a sickening complex of barbarity and deceit.

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  5. June 10, 2011 When high-explosive munitions are fired and explode, they do not vanish. They are reduced to fragments and debris, which can be collected, inventoried, examined and checked against many reference materials.
    Expended munitions also leave behind other potential clues, including craters where munitions have struck or shrapnel within victims who have been hit.

    The problem in this case was not finding the debris.

    http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/following-up-part-i-battlefield-refuse-social-media-and-qaddafis-cluster-bombs/?_r=0


    April 18, 2011 The NYTimes reporter, CJ Chivers was able to examine and photograph remnants of three mortars fired last week at Misurata, each filled with twenty-one “submunitions”, i.e. smaller bombs designed to kill people and penetrate armor.
    http://thebrokenelbow.com/category/cluster-bombs/


    Cluster munitions were also fired in the city on 14 April 2011, where they landed
    near the Misrata hospital.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=214681098543205&set=vb.213284468697531&type=3&theater

    http://www.aoav.org.uk/uploads/changing_policy/The%20Impact%20of%20Explosive%20Weapons/Reports/2012_06_case_study_of_explosive_violence_libya.pdf

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    Al Hikma Hospital

    http://wikimapia.org/4326279/Al-Hikma-Hospital


    http://photouploads.com/?v=benghaqxq.jpg

    [ near to ismael darrat house]

    http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=32.391903&lon=15.067288&z=17&m=b&permpoly=4326279&show=/4326279/Al-Hikma-Hospital


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    1. http://photouploads.com/?v=benghaqxq.jpg
      clearly dr ali darrat misrata

      http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/05/qasr-ben-ghashir-alleged-victims.html
      Alt: Al-Raed/Raid/
      الرعيض
      [?] brothers, Misrata
      The name given in a Gaddafi loyalist copy of the Al-Darrat arrest videos.
      (forthcoming)
      *
      with the help of Al-Naseem icecream Factory owned by Raiedha fam­ily clan.



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  6. Scenes of destruction done by Gaddafi's forces in Misurata -Qasr Ahmad area
    14-April-2011 Libya.flv
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQrt0eDAT4g

    There is a port in the neighbouring town of Qasr Ahmad. Misrata the seat of many national companies such as the Libyan Ports Company, Libyan Iron and Steel Company, the Libyan publishing, distribution and Advertising Company.
    Besides that it has branches of public and private sector banks and one locally and privately owned bank.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misrata


    January 2011: Con­tain­ers full of weapons, ammu­ni­tion and explo­sives and around 1000 Thuraya mobile phones were smuggled into Libya through the port of Misrata and distributed with the help of Al-Naseem icecream Factory owned by Raiedha fam­ily clan.
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    Largest camp in the city of Benghazi against the University of Garyounis, battalion February 17
    poured the largest shipments of arms, ammunition and even heating missiles coming from the State of Qatar to support the “rebels” in that time And their leaders Ali Salabi – Fawzi Boktef – Mustafa Alsaqzle

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    1. ismael sallabi

      http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/P1-BD001_LIBQAT_D_20111016172225.jpg

      http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Slideshows/_production/ss-110303-libya-tabbed/ss-110420-hondros-retrospective/ss-110420-hondros-23.ss_full.jpg

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      MISRATA, APRIL 18: Libyan rebel fighter rolls a burning tire into a room containing ensconced government loyalist troops in the Taamin building

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  7. On 14 April, rebels claimed that pro-Gaddafi forces had fired dozens of Grad rockets on a residential area near the port, killing at least 23 civilians and wounding 100;[139] they also said that five civilians had been killed and 37 wounded in rocket attacks the previous day.

    Rebel spokesmen expressed fear of a massacre in Misrata if NATO did not intervene strongly.


    Also on the 14th, artillery fire prevented a Qatari ship from docking in the port.[140]
    The harbor was later closed, due to extensive damage from some 200 Grad missiles hitting the port area.[141]

    On 14 April in the evening, a Greek ferry did dock with the purpose of transferring the foreigners to Benghazi from where they would move on to Egypt.

    The next day, after unloading 400 tonnes of aid supplies, the ship left with 1,182 migrants on board, mostly Bangladeshis and Egyptians. Later, the Doctors Without Borders ship had also managed to dock and evacuated 99 people,[229] 64 of them wounded, to Tunisia.[230]

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    from mid-March until mid-May 2011, when Qadhafi forces withdrew from Tripoli Street in central Misrata.
    In its isolation during the conflict, Misrata developed its own leadership under the command of Khalifa Zway, who headed the local Misrata Council, and included representatives from the Misrata Military Council and Security Committee.
    In financing the conflict, Misrata largely relied on private donations from wealthy Misratan individuals, as well as weapons reaching Misrata by the sea from Benghazi and Malta.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Misrata

    On 15 April,
    Commander Tahar Mohammed, a clothes trader, now leads the "Grand Lion" rebel battalion.

    "We are running an operation to clear out the snipers from this part of Tripoli Street," he says, standing among burning buildings.
    That morning the group had recaptured a part of Tripoli Street previously under the control of Gaddafi's forces: "We pushed them back 500m in four hours."
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZmjFReYZb9A/TqDlqvPjIhI/AAAAAAAAJE0/kJBiAYdmItI/s1600/Tripoli-Street-Misrata.jpg

    On 15 April,
    loyalist forces began their heaviest attack on the city yet. Rebels said that government forces shelled the road to the port during the morning, killing at least eight people.[142]

    From dawn to dusk government troops pounded the city with tanks, artillery, Grad rockets, mortars,
    and, allegedly, cluster bombs.

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    1. and, allegedly, cluster bombs. :

      The NYTimes’ report came just as other media outlets, such as The Boston Globe, were beginning to offer a platform to more skeptical analyses of the rationale for war in Libya.
      These pointed out that not only did Gaddafi not threaten a civilian massacre in Benghazi – this claim was made instead by rebels – he had offered an amnesty
      to those who threw their weapons away
      and even offered rebels an escape route to Egypt.

      he use of cluster bombs, however, tilts the balance the other way,
      strengthening the view that Gaddafi is prepared to kill his own people in order to survive.

      http://thebrokenelbow.com/category/white-phosphorous/

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    2. On 15 April, "We are running an operation to clear out the snipers from this part of Tripoli Street," he says, standing among burning buildings.

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZmjFReYZb9A/TqDlqvPjIhI/AAAAAAAAJE0/kJBiAYdmItI/s1600/Tripoli-Street-Misrata.jpg

      On April 3, just days after the visit by the Wall Street Journal reporter,the opposition forces struck back, executing an operation that stands as an example of rebel fighters' ingenuity here. They drove massive dumptrucks filled with sand onto Tripoli Street, parked them perpendicular across the thoroughfare, and blew out their tires so they couldn't be moved.

      The trucks sealed off the main thoroughfare at both ends preventing resupplies from reaching Col. Gadhafi's forces.

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  8. In a press conference in Bengazi on Saturday, April 16, Ghoga also stated
    that “NATO forces and the Libyan rebels established a joint operations room”
    to coordinate ground operations with air strikes conducted by NATO.

    19 apr. 2011 - Britain has already sent non-lethal support, including 1,000 sets of body armor and 100 satellite phones

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/28/libya-rebels-misrata-killed-nato
    28 April 2011 "The coordinates we gave Nato [of our positions] were correct,"

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  9. Apr 18, 2011 Hospital administrator Abu Falgha said the last week has seen worsened injuries from cluster bombs, requiring many amputations in Misrata.
    He showed examples of the weapons kept in his office.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gIgVi7WQd3ks3noDw57IrI1cuqGQ?docId=CNG.56fb5187cd3c5d3cae064e25869ff3f4.181&hl=en

    The chief of Misrata's hospital, Dr. Mohammed Fortia, stated that by 30 March
    398 rebels and civilians had been killed.[218]
    However, Fortia also said, at a later time, that 257 rebels and civilians were killed by 10 April.[219]
    Just four days later, on 14 April, another doctor said 700 rebels and civilians died in the two-month siege.[139]

    http://www.mr7-ly.com/vb/showthread.php?t=54723
    352 names till 20 4 11 نسال الله ان يغفر شهداء مصراته وليبيا حره

    list of martyrs of Misrata :41
    1. احمد ابوبكر السنوسي عامر 2 . احمد مصطفى التريكي
    3. اسماعيل عمر العويب 4 . محمد سعيد الماحي
    5. سند علي عبدالله 6 . احمد فرج عياد الشبلي
    7. هشام رمضان بن طاهر 8. عبدالحميد محمد الاطيرش
    9. عبدالله محمد خليفة اقدورة 10. احمد ابراهيم الشهوبي
    11. محمد مفتاح الجهيني 12. صلاح عبدالهادي سويسي
    13. محمد علي جاب الله 14. محمد حسين الرمالي
    15. ابراهيم سليمان يوسف خضر 16. عادل محمد علي اغليو
    17. مصطفى على اشتيوي 18. عبد الحكيم عيسى السنوسي عامر
    19. علي سليمان محمد الشحيح 20. جلال محمد عمر كريم
    21. علي مصطفي بوزيقونة 22. مفتاح مصطفى التركي ( قذيفة دخلت منزله)
    23. رافع سالم الروياني 24. احمد عمار ابوشفة (اقتحمو بيته وقتلوه وابنيه وغفير المنزل)
    25. نورية بودبوس واسرتها بالكامل 26. همام عمر المحبشي
    27. عمر نور الدين بوفرس 28.محمد مصطفي محمد بن هنية
    29. معتر مصطفى محمد بن هنية 30. التوهامي رحومة
    31. محمد فرج الحصان 32. عبد الكريم سالم بن رابعة
    33. حسين حمودة بوشوفة 34. محمد سالم امبيض
    35. عمر علي ابوسنينة 36. اسامة فرج انزريك
    37. عزالدين محمد العصفور 38. صلاح عمر ابراهيم عريفة
    39. علي الهادي الضراط 40. محمد مفتاح جويلي 41. يوسف الصغير الصلابي


    04/17/11 Misrata Death Toll Hits 17
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/17/misrata-death-toll-hits-1_n_850300.html

    10 June 2011 Misrata death toll rises to 31
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0610/302205-libya/

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  10. Why hasn’t the ICC called for sending an investigative team to Misurata to explore if there are mass graves ????

    http://williambowles.info/2011/09/14/new-york-times-reports-on-libya-ethnic-cleansing-of-black-people-months-later/

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  11. There is credible evidence of the use of banned cluster bombs in at least two locations in Libya since December 2014.

    Phone interviews with witnesses and photographic evidence reviewed by Human Rights Watch indicate that remnants of RBK-250 PTAB 2.5M cluster bombs were found at Bin Jawad in February 2015 and at Sirte in March.

    The good condition of the paint on the bomb casings and lack of extensive weathering indicated that the remnants had not been exposed to the environment for long and were from a recent attack.

    The Libyan Air Force recently bombed both locations, but denied using cluster munitions.

    It is not possible to determine responsibility on the basis of available evidence.
    http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/03/14/libya-evidence-new-cluster-bomb-use

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykmqZDSIbl0
    cluster bomb? Brega 2011

    http://www.channel4.com/media/images/Channel4/c4-news/JUNE/09/09_libyafighter_k_MED.jpg

    http://www.channel4.com/news/the-teenage-libyan-rebel-from-manchester

    In response to the question of why he assumed the munitions were fired by Libyan
    rather than NATO forces, Fred Abrahams said,:
    “Because the MAT-120 is mortar-fired and NATO has no troops on the ground.”

    http://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2011/05/25/the-cluster-bombing-of-misrata-the-case-against-the-usa/

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    1. h, you're back too. Busy day. Good that HRW didn't stop following once Gaddai was gone, but I wonder what their beef is with the new government. Usually, you don't go around criticizing anyone who uses cluster bombs, just countries you're looking to cause problems for. As for the old stuff, he ground troops, of course we had if MAT-120 packets were simply dropped. And the video looks more like ammo dump going up.

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    2. @ Caustic Logic some comments disappearing all the time , do you know how come?

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    3. Again? It's usually the spam filter. I will clean it out!

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  12. Deserted: A once bustling market street in central Misrata stands empty, covered in debris from explosions that have rocked the area since fighting began
    Updated: 11:13 GMT, 16 April 2011
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377524/Libya-war-Colonel-Gaddafi-accused-using-cluster-bombs-civilians.html

    115 states have joined the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcFoHLBhRDo&feature=related
    Abrahams @ 0.35 our team arrived yesterday by boat

    After charges by Human Rights Watch the Libyan government has denied using cluster bombs @ 1.12
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAqRd75QpKw
    national council spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga @ 1.53


    Thursday 14 April 2011
    "A massacre...will take place here if Nato does not intervene strongly," a rebel spokesman in Misrata told Reuters by phone. Reports of casualties are hard to verify independently because journalists cannot reach the area.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/libya-rebels-say-nato-must-stop-misrata-massacre-2267716.html


    Thursday 14 April 2011 The rebels said they were in talks with "friendly" countries to obtain arms: "I don't think there will be a problem getting weapons," national council spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga told reporters in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/libya-rebels-say-nato-must-stop-misrata-massacre-2267716.html


    15 Mar 2015

    Since the Libyan Air Force has not bombed #Sirte it's obvious that these bombs must have come from #Misrata militias.
    https://twitter.com/WenzelMichalski/status/577034742509494272



    Libya tug w/ 2x ZU-23-2 guns (rpt involved in #Benghazi fighting) identified as refurb 'FARWAH' prev #Misrata based

    https://twitter.com/JosephHDempsey/status/530768685808758785


    http://photouploads.com/?v=secretrir.jpg

    http://photouploads.com/?v=secretumu.jpg

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  13. http://fs1.directupload.net/images/150320/l4jd9u2u.jpg


    The systems which can fire the MAT-120  include the NEMO and AMOS systems mounted in a turret.
    Here is the AMOS system mounted on a CB-90 in action:
    http://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2011/05/25/the-cluster-bombing-of-misrata-the-case-against-the-usa/

    -

    http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150320/morn4hqo.jpg
    Human Rights Watch reported that Muammar Gaddafi's forces laid both antipersonnel

    http://photouploads.com/?v=secretojo.jpg

    and antivehicle mines a few meters off the side of the main road on the eastern outskirts of
    Ajdabiya in late March,

    http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/related_material/Download%20the%20Landmine%20Technical%20Briefing%20Note_1.pdf

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  14. Set of reports confirming use of Depleted Uranium by NATO in Libya Fri Aug 26, 2011
    http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100382

    You claim that HRW accuses Ghaddafi and act as if ghaddaffi's actions put him outside the realm of Humanity - yet you purposefully ignore that right here in this very thread have been published photos, eyewitness accounts, and Links to online videos, which show that the so-called 'rebels' have murdered fr more than 17 detainees.

    The strreets of Tripoli are littered with the bodies of Black Africans, most of them murdered by the so-called 'rebel' forces. Yet not a words from you about that


    BTW HRW, who produced the report you linked to. has been totally discredited in Libya after it accused Libyan Arny of attacking Misrata with 'Cluster Bombs'.

    Even at the time there was quite a bit of scepticism of the charge, but after an investigation of the type of munitions used, it turned out that they were of Spanish origin, of a type which the Libyan Army had NEVER possessed.

    The only people in the vicinity that HAD possessed those munitions were the NATO forces arrayed against the Libyan Army.

    HRW has NEVER apologised nor admitted that there might even be grounds for questioning it's false claim.

    In this instance HRW just manufactured some propaganda for NATO - it does that from time to time - For example: HRW analyst Marc Gerlasco, who went right from working in the Pentagon to working for HRW (some 'Humanitarian' eh?) , also did something similar during the Georgia/Russia conflict a few years ago- He claimed that mortars found in Georgia which killed a lot of civilians, were fired by Russia, but when examined the Mortars were Clearly of Israeli origin and had been supplied to Sackashvilli's forces by Israel - they looked nothing like Russian mortars and uniquely like Israeli mortars , so it is impossible to confuse them with Russian ones.HRW is not the paragon of virtue YOU seem to think it is.
    And it relies heavily on PEOPLE LIKE YOU to continues to spread it's propaganda.

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  15. The initial phase of the revolution occurred during what can be described as ‘peacetime’.
    This phase covers the period from 15 February until the outbreak of the noninternational
    armed conflict in early March
    http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/2012/FFM_Libya-Report.pdf
    In the present instance, the Mission does not possess the level of information required to determine the precise date at which the hostilities in Libya escalated to that of a non-international armed conflict




    23 february 2011

    Gadhafi "will use everything at hand, maybe even chemicals," said Khalifa al Daghari, a science professor at a local university. "We're looking for help from the world. They should stop this killing of civilians establish a no-fly zone and send medical aid."

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/02/23/109295/gadhafi-no-match-for-eastern-libyans.html

    http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/17session/A.HRC.17.44_AUV.pdf
    187. Use of Phosphorous Weapons: The Commission received some information
    pertaining to the possible use of phosphorous weapons.

    A doctor in Benghazi who met with the Commission described injuries
    that might be consistent with those produced by
    explosive ordinances containing phosphorus.

    At Al-Jalaa’ Hospital, Benghazi, the Commission was provided with photos
    of the bodies of nine persons
    who had been brought to the hospital during the second half of February.

    The bodies were burnt but were shrunk in such a way that may be consistent with the use of phosphorous weapons.

    A Human Rights Watch refers to the government forces having access to white phosphorous artillery projectiles.247
    Further investigation, including military and forensic pathologist expertise
    would be required to verify the usage of such weapons.


    16 February 2011 The director of the city's Al-Jala hospital, Abdelkarim Gubeaili, told AFP that 38 people were treated for light injuries.
    http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/02/16/137834.html

    Oea newspaper said that a group of protesters killed the managing director of AL-Galaa hospital in downtown Benghazi, Libya 's second largest city. The victim's body was tortured, it added
    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-02/19/c_13739109.htm

     That facility came into rebel hands somehow in the early days; there were reports this happened after its managing director was killed on February 18, day three of "protests," his body tortured (see: Video Study: Hospital Brutality).
    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/10/dr-sabri-status-request.html


    Brigadier General Abdulhadi Arafa one of the most powerful men in Benghazi, commands 2,000 members of a special-forces unit ordered his officers to stay in their barracks, lock the gates and not take any action against the protesters. Their men were not to shoot at anyone unless they were shot at themselves.
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-courthouse-in-benghazi-the-nerve-center-of-the-libyan-revolution-a-749227.html

    On the camp's southern side, meanwhile, protesters drove a tank from a nearby army base in another attempt to break in, witnesses said. They have also obtained other weapons, the protester said. Protesters who speak to CNN are not being identified for safety reasons.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/02/20/libya.protests/

    ShababLibya LibyanYouthMovement
    BREAKING: would like to confirm GADDAFIs Nephew now DEAD in benghazi by grenade attacks in the birka barracks, wall has come down #Libya Sat Feb-19-11 12:59 PM
    - 20 feb Benghazi residents said soldiers from a unit had joined their protest and defeated a force Gaddafi's elite guards. Bodies were brought to a hospital riddled with bullets and wounds from rocket-propelled grenades.

    .Monday 21 February 150 corpses burning and we believe they were the bodies of officers and soldiers More than 350 people have been killed, he said, while adding that this death toll did not include the grim discovery made inside the army garrison headquarters by those who entered it following its surrender

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  16. Benghazi Medical Centre under French management till feb 2011

    https://www.facebook.com/LibyafortheFree/posts/607853372626033?stream_ref=10
    Here is the trailer for 'Healing the Revolution' - a documentary by French filmmaker Delphine Dufriche. It follows events at the Benghazi Medical Centre during the revolution, where waves on protesters, rebels and civilians were brought
    into the hospital to receive treatment.

    Benghazi Medical Centre
    http://vimeo.com/63697004

    March 1, 2011
    Human Rights Watch researchers are currently working in eastern Libya and along the Tunisian border to investigate crimes committed by Libyan authorities. Fred Abrahams, special crisis adviser at Human Rights Watch, says the organization has direct communication with their researchers and tells Need to Know what they’ve seen.

    Joanna Nikas: How does Human Rights Watch get its reporting from the ground in Libya, and what have you been hearing?

    Fred Abrahams: Well, the reports from the ground have been more and more difficult to get as the conflict develops. At the beginning, we had ongoing communications by phone, e-mail and Skype with people in the east. And they were giving us the numbers in the hospitals — the wounded and the dead. Now, we have a researcher who is on the ground in the east, in the city of Benghazi, so we’re getting very direct and firsthand information. We have another researcher on the Tunisian-Libyan border.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/security/human-rights-watch-in-libya/7657/

    I’d known Jim Foley, a fellow American, the longest. He’d come to Ben­ghazi from Afghanistan in time to catch Qaddafi’s attack on the city on March 19,
    and he and I had been close ever since
    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120216/libya-james-foley-muammar-gaddafi-sirte-chapter-four

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  17. http://www.hrw.org/events/2014/11/13/e-team-screening-discussion-ross-kauffman-director-and-e-team-member-peter-bouckae

    http://www.eteamfilm.com/#!trailer/cdrz

    Directed by Ross Kauffman (Born into Brothels) and Katy Chevigny, E-Team follows the Human Rights Watch’s Emergencies Team to the frontlines in war-torn areas like Libya
    and Syria
    to document the atrocities committed under the dictatorial reigns of the late Muammar Qaddafi and Bashar al-Assad.

    The job of the E-Team is to collect firsthand evidence of war crimes and present it to First World governments to incite positive action.
    And the documentary primarily centers on E-Team members Anna Neistat and Ole Solvang, an intrepid husband-and-wife duo, as well as E-Team founder Fred Abrahams and its arms expert, Peter Bouckaert.

    The action opens in Syria in early 2013, as Assad-sanctioned planes drop cluster bombs filled with scrap metal, leaving 200 civilians injured.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/21/e-team-james-foley-s-last-film.html

    Back in January, I spoke to E-Team directors Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny,
    as well as subjects Anna Neistat and Ole Solvang about the gripping, vital documentary.

    Our discussion came just two days after the 2014 Syrian detainee report was released—31 pages that detailed allegations of systematic killing by the Assad regime, stating that 11,240 children aged 17 and younger were killed in Syria between March 2011 and August 2013.
    The report was accompanied by the images of 55,000 emaciated and/or mutilated corpses, courtesy of a Syrian military police photographer and defector who goes by the code name “Caesar.”

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2014/11/article-fail-ceasar-part-2-re.html
    Fail Caesar part 2: Re-Considering The Victims updated
    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2014/11/fail-caesar-part-1-protecting-his.html

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  18. as opposed to Libya where we came in the middle.

    http://moveablefest.com/moveable_fest/2014/10/katy-chevigny-ross-kauffman-e-team.html

    If there was ever a moment that anyone was out in the field – whether it was myself,
    Rachel Beth Anderson or Jim Foley – it was always about their work.

    When they’d say, “Put the camera down” you put the camera down.

    We just follow their lead.

    Oftentimes, Human Rights Watch actually sends people who take photos
    or do video for them, so it’s not an extremely unusual thing for them.


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    FIRST TO FALL follows a group of young civilian expatriate 'rebels' on their 8-month journey to liberate Libya, their home country. They give up comfortable, stable lives in order to take up arms
    Directors:Rachel Beth Anderson, Timothy Grucza

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3263874/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl







    BBC rejects final appeal re: Saving Syria’s Children‏

    https://bbcpanoramasavingsyriaschildren.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/2441/
    [1] With regard to Dr Ahsan’s journalistic objectivity, note her remark in this 2011 BBC News article about Libya:
    “I want to be part of this Arab Spring, even though I was born in Britain and my roots are in Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

    A number of Dr Ahsan’s Facebook photographs from Libya in 2011 depict her support for the Libyan opposition; several feature Dr Ahsan posing with armed groups which include children.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151154692985309&set=a.10150617655725309.442185.673340308&type=1


    No hint from BBCNews that Western power was a major cause of the 'power vacuum' in Libya.

    http://www.medialens.org/index.php/alerts/alert-archive/2015/789-love-for-libya-2011-2015.html

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    1. Saleyha Ahsan is a doctor, a journalist and an award winning filmmaker.

      She was also a captain in the British Army who served in Bosnia.

      For the past month, Saleya has been working as a medical volunteer with Libya’s war wounded. She started out in a hospital in neighboring Tunisia.
      In her second dispatch for Latitude News she profiles the chief doctor in the hospital in Tunisian desert, Dr. Emad Abosrewel.
      http://www.latitudenews.com/story/on-the-medical-front-line-of-libyas-uprising-dr-emads-story/
      Ibrahim was by himself. His family was pro-Gadaffi and had fled Tripoli as the rebels advanced but equally were fearful of coming to Tatouine with Ibrahim.
      His mother had made the difficult decision to let her eldest child make the journey alone.
      Ibrahim formed a bond with Nader Elamessi, the World for Libya medical co-ordinator working closely with Dr. Emad.

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  19. Remember that on March 2, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S., Mike Mullen, testified before Congress: “we could not confirm that Libyan planes had opened fire on their own population.” Around the same time, the Russian Joint Chief of Staff reported that satellite monitoring over Libyan territory since the crisis’ beginning in mid-February, failed to detect any kind of bombing.
    http://theglobalrealm.com/2011/12/03/libya-deja-vu-in-syria-using-human-rights-organizations-to-launch-wars/

    #Davutoglu 13/3/11: #Gaddafi must leave and he will leave. Now he is winning the battle and we are worried
    http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/02/16/137834.html

    http://archive.larouchepac.com/node/29543
    Ali Davutoglu as the Turkish consul in Benghazi served directly under the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin

    a secret agreement
    highly classified annex to the report, not made public, described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations.
    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/qatar-leaks-business-foreign-affairs

    http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2290/Meet-Wissam-bin-Hamid-Uncle-Sams-Jihadist-Security-Officer.aspx

    Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels

    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-line

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  20. 185.
    http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/17session/A.HRC.17.44_AUV.pdf
    Cluster munitions.
    The Commission is aware of reports of the use of cluster
    munitions by pro-Government forces in their attempt to regain control of the besieged city
    of Misrata. On 15 April 2011, HRW reported that Government forces had fired cluster
    munitions in residential neighborhoods of Misrata further specifying that the cluster
    munitions were Spanish produced MAT 120mm mortar projectile, which open in mid-air
    and release 21 submunitions over a wide area.241
    Other independent sources including Amnesty International have confirmed the incident and stated that Spain sold such munitions to Libya in 2007.

    Further investigation, including military and forensic pathologist expertise is, however, required to confirm or deny
    the usage of cluster munitions.

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  21. The crimes are rampant, random, and often undocumented

    2011: Late April, documented evidence is revealed that Libya's rebels are conducting
    a barbaric campaign, employing extrajudicial killings, indiscriminate military force,
    child-soldiers, landmines, and torture. New York Times blames a lack of support.
    http://heritage.perm.ru/UGF/print.php?id=11&t_id=28


    01 September 2014
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/13869-is-used-cluster-munitions-in-syria
    IS used cluster munitions in Syria

    April 01, 2014
    http://rt.com/news/syria-chemical-attack-militants-645/
    Militants in Syria prepare chemical attack in Damascus – UN envoy



    March 1 2014

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/178003
    Libyan officials recently caught several members of a Muslim extremist group as they attempted to send deadly chemical weapons to Syria, Channel 2 reports.
    The report quoted Colonel Mansour al-Mazini as saying that the extremists had been caught with a container of mustard gas.

    http://uprootedpalestinians.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/obamas-rats-in-libya-are-trying-to-send-mustard-gas-to-their-obamas-cannibal-brothers-in-syria/

    The mustard gas is not weaponised and would be difficult to use in any immediate attack. But much of the concern is that material could be diverted or sold to third parties such as terrorist groups.

    The United States is involved in the safeguard discussions, but there is no current consideration of sending U.S. troops the official said.
    The focus of the planning effort is what to do "if a force of some type is needed to secure the site," he said. "The discussion is: who is best suited to do it?" Any force could include both military personnel as well as intelligence or contractor personnel with the technical expertise in monitoring chemical stockpiles.

    A NATO official said if there is a need to send personnel to Rabta it might be done by individual nations rather than the alliance which would have to reach a consensus on sending NATO forces on a new mission.
    http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=6753

    Libyan chemical weapons production was centered at the “Pharma 150″ plant at Rabta, construction of which began in 1984
    http://www.t-room.us/what-is-really-happening-in-libya-why-is-nato-bombing-tripoli-a-dense-population-of-libyans/

    According to UN inspectors and European intelligence sources, Libya had only small amounts of World War I technology mustard gas, a primitive battlefield weapon.
    It had no biological or nuclear weapons.
    http://www.bigeye.com/011204.htm


    January 25, 2014
    Warshefana: Eight Cases of Suffocation from Chemical Weapons
    https://jamahiriyanewsagency.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/warshefana-eight-cases-of-suffocation-from-chemical-weapons/

    October 27, 2012
    Bani Walid: , Phosphorus Bombs And Nerve Gas
    https://vivalibya.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/continued-massacre-in-bani-walid-foreign-fighters-phosphorus-bombs-and-nerve-gas/

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/06/attacks-on-chakika.html

    -
    Cluster Bombs
    During the course of the war, according to a four-month investigation by USA Today, the U.S. dropped 10,800 cluster bombs on Iraq. “The bomblets packed inside these weapons wiped out
    Iraqi troop formations and silenced Iraqi artillery,” reported USA Today. “They also killed civilians. These unintentional deaths added to the hostility that has complicated the U.S. occupation.”
    https://compliancecampaign.wordpress.com/category/libya-war/

    Pentagon Silent on Current Use of Depleted Uranium in Iraq
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/pentagon-silent-on-current-use-of-depleted-uranium-in-iraq/5428495


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  22. After Libya, the question: To protect or depose?

    (LATimes op-ed) NATO has gone beyond the United Nations mandate
    to protect the Libyan people, and now some U.N. member states are reluctant to act on Syria.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/25/opinion/la-oe-bolopion-libya-responsibility-t20110825
    Philippe Bolopion is U.N. director at Human Rights Watch

    -
    March 19, 2015
    Avaaz call for a ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria.

    https://interventionswatch.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/avaaz-call-for-a-no-fly-zone-in-syria/


    March 23, 2015 HRW : mimicking the ruthlessness of government forces Syria

    http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/03/22/syria-rebels-car-bombs-rockets-kill-civilians
    Opposition armed groups in Syria have indiscriminately attacked civilians in government-held territory with car bombs, mortars, and rockets, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today

    http://www.hrw.org/node/133423


    HumanRightsWatch began in 1978 with the founding of its
    Europe and Central Asia division (then known as HelsinkiWatch).
    https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/wr2013_web.pdf


    http://web.inter.com.net/users/Paul.Treanor/HRW.html

    https://twitter.com/snarwani/status/528244462385102848

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  23. Within Human Rights Watch, Helsinki Watch has the responsibility for monitoring the United States. As in previous year, we focused primarily on U.S. policies affecting freedom of movement of people and ideas.

    In June, Helsinki Watch published "Detained, Denied, Deported: Asylum Seekers in the United States," a 105 page report written by Karin Konig.

    http://www.hrw.org/reports/1989/WR89/Helsinki.htm

    The UN number was likewise based on hearsay,
    taken from opposition members in Geneva
    and compiled by Fortune 500 think-tank director, Karen Koning AbuZayd

    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/04/amnesty-international-propaganda.html

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/libya-and-the-big-lie-using-human-rights-organizations-to-launch-wars/26848


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  24. 21 february 2011 A Libyan man, Soula al-Balaazi, who said he was an opposition activist,
    told the network by telephone that Libyan air force war planes had bombed "some locations in Tripoli".He said he was talking from a suburb of Tripoli.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/21/libya-protests-jets-idAFLDE71K26320110221

    But the figures were beside the point on 21 February; it was impressions that counted.
    The impression made by the story that Gaddafi’s airforce was slaughtering peaceful protesters was huge, and it was natural to take the resignations of Abdul Jalil and the ambassadors, the flight of the two pilots, and especially Dabbashi’s dramatic declaration about genocide as corroborating al-Jazeera’s story.

    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v33/n22/hugh-roberts/who-said-gaddafi-had-to-go


    24 February 2011 "Open Letter to Ambassador Susan Rice," by Genocide Watch
    http://www.genocidewatch.org/libya.html
    Directors and Advisors Dr. Samantha Power

    http://en.alkarama.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=664:libya-violence-against-demonstrators-by-armed-civilians-groups-leads-to-more-than-50-dead&catid=27:communiqu&Itemid=138
    The names of individuals confirmed dead, many as a result of the use of live ammunition, since the outbreak of protests on 15 February until 17 February 2011 are:

    13 Killed in Benghazi (3 unidentified) and 40 to 50 injured
    1. Ibrahim Mohamed Al Orfi (ابراهيم محمد العرفي), 19 years old
    2. Naji Jumaa Jordane Al Kawafi (ناجي جمعة جردان الكوافي), 18 years old
    3. Motaz Abdel Ati Al Darouqi (معتز عبدالعاطي الدروقي), 19 years old
    4. Hamad Al Allam (حمد العلام), 27 years old
    5. Faouzi Hussein Al Sabiri (فوزي حسين الصابري), 36 years old
    6. Marwan Al Shattat (مروان الشطشاط), 20 years old
    7. Mohamed Salem Boujnah (محمد سالم بوجناح), 21 years old
    8. Idris Ali Raslan Al Maghribi (ادريس علي رسلان المغربي), 13 years old (bullet in the neck)
    9. Rami Saleh Al Maghribi (رامي صالح المغربي), 18 years old
    10. Moayed Fathi Boujlaoui (مؤيد فتحي بوجلاوي), 26 years old
    4 Killed in Darna
    1. Mohamed Abdeladim Al Saiti (محمد عبد العظيم السعيطي)
    2. Aboubakr Fathi Al Tachani (ابوبكر فتحي الطشاني)
    3. Ahmed Kamal Al Chahini (احمد كمال الشيهني)
    4. Salem Abou Madi (سالم ابوماضي)
    2 killed in Al Baydaa
    1. Khaled Khanfeer (خالد خنفر)
    2. Saad Al Yemeni (سعد اليمني)

    350 people have been killed. This dead toll did not include the grim discovery made inside

    the army garrison head quarters (where ) we found 150 corpses burning

    http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150326/txidrgvt.jpg
    The barracks were at one time commanded according to this document by Colonel Al-Jarih Farkash. Several nephews of Gaddafi were Captains at the base..

    http://en.alkarama.org/iraq/666-libya-alkarama-calls-for-a-investigation-by-the-international-criminal-court-into-crimes-committed-by-colonel-gaddafi-and-his-two-sons

    21 February 2011 Libya: Alkarama calls for a investigation by the International Criminal Court into crimes committed by Colonel Gaddafi and his two sons

    http://www.un.org/press/en/2011/sc10187.doc.htm

    26 February 2011 SC/10187/Rev.1 In Swift, Decisive Action, Security Council Imposes Tough Measures on Libyan Regime, Adopting Resolution 1970 in Wake of Crackdown on Protesters

    Mendez, an Argentine lawyer and American University visiting professor of international law in Washington, D.C., said he is teaming up for the probe with the UN's special rapporteur for extrajudicial executions and a panel of experts on disappearances.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/09/954234/-Witnessing-Revolution-Liveblog-142

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  25. Muammar Gaddafi gave order not to use force against demonstrators
    at the beginning of the Nakba February 17
    Mustafa Abdul Jalil admitted

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1addiLIYRKQ#!

    The French Foreign Ministry said, "All possible actions must be examined, including getting international justice involved," in apparent reference to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
    http://www.rferl.org/content/world_grapples_for_response_in_libya/2319530.html


    3.14pm: Human Rights Watch Richard Dickler said
    Gaddafi's alleged war crimes should still be investigated, even if he has been killed today.

    In addition, we look to the ICC prosecutor to investigate
    allegations of other crimes against humanity and war crimes in Libya.
    The prosecutor's mandate enables him to look at possible crimes
    committed by all sides in the armed conflict.

    Thursday 20 October 2011
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2011/oct/20/syria-libya-middle-east-unrest-live
    Libya's interim government has become the first in the world to recognise Syria's opposition movement as a "legitimate authority" to rule Syria.

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    1. March 19, 2015
      Avaaz call for a ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria.

      https://interventionswatch.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/avaaz-call-for-a-no-fly-zone-in-syria/



      http://www.avaaz.org/en/libya_no_fly_zone/

      “Perriello has had a long relationship with Soros’ Open Society-funded Human Rights Watch
      http://theartofannihilation.com/welcome-to-the-brave-new-world-brought-to-you-by-avaaz/

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  26. horrific atrocities and war crimes february 2011

    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/07/libyas-not-so-noble-rebels.html

    Follow up reports of rebel war crimes & a hypocritical "international community."
    the Libyan rebels, who themselves admit ties to Al-Qaeda,
    are reportedly butchering, beheading, and mutilating captured government troops
    and clearly guilty of employing the same weapons and tactics NATO has baselessly accused Qaddafi of using - the very justification used by NATO to enter the war in the first place
    https://www.facebook.com/libyafacts/posts/866968406647849


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykl_j6Yo4W4
    Rest in peace Hisham Al Fitouri, killed on 16-2-2011&hanged on a bridge Bayda

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/04/rebel-atrocity-videos.html

    https://www.facebook.com/69Alfars/photos/a.1402423443343108.1073741828.1402417656677020/1507961489455969/?type=1&permPage=1
    According to a local activist, protesters in Bayda succeeded to capture its military airbase,
    and then "executed 50 African mercenaries and two Libyan conspirators".

    He also claimed that other "conspirators were executed" in Derna by burning down a police station, where they were locked up in cells.[23]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WopKrg7aWJg

    On February 23, a group of 22 government soldiers attempted to make a breakout
    from an air base near Derna, which had been under siege for days by rebel fighters.

    Within hours, all of them were captured and eventually 12 of them were shot execution style while a 13th was hanged by the opposition forces.[18]

    Between February 15 and May 22, 37 former government loyalists were killed in Benghazi in revenge killings by some opposition groups.[19]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_2011_Libyan_Civil_War_before_military_intervention


    Libyan soldiers and civilians tortured and lynched AlQaeda style in the beginning of the so called revolution
    https://ar-ar.facebook.com/aldaeki/posts/391632594225616

    http://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2011/07/17/lynching-in-benghazi/

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/08/gaddafi-burning-soldiers-alive-really.html

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/07/february-19s-death-toll-in-benghazi.html

    https://nocheinparteibuch.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/hidden-behind-propaganda-a-giant-crime-against-libya-is-fact-part-i/


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDO3qCCqW7Q

    jalaa hospital february 18 2011


    The al-Jala was the busiest hospital during the first few days of intense strife in Libya's second city, and many of the wounded from those days are at the wards.
    There were also the bodies of three "mercenaries" from sub-Saharan Africa used by the regime against the demonstrators.

    Their bodies, with deep wounds to the head and torso, lay beside that of a Libyan soldier.

    These, too, said Mr ELAMI will remain unclaimed.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/body-bags-reveal-fate-of-soldiers-who-refused-to-fire-on-their-own-people-2228512.html













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    Replies
    1. 24 February 2011 "Open Letter to Ambassador Susan Rice," by Genocide Watch
      http://www.genocidewatch.org/libya.html
      Directors and Advisors Dr. Samantha Power

      http://en.alkarama.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=664:libya-violence-against-demonstrators-by-armed-civilians-groups-leads-to-more-than-50-dead&catid=27:communiqu&Itemid=138

      The names of individuals confirmed dead, many as a result of the use of live ammunition, since the outbreak of protests on 15 February until 17 February 2011 are:
      13 Killed in Benghazi (3 unidentified) and 40 to 50 injured
      1. Ibrahim Mohamed Al Orfi (ابراهيم محمد العرفي), 19 years old
      2. Naji Jumaa Jordane Al Kawafi (ناجي جمعة جردان الكوافي), 18 years old
      3. Motaz Abdel Ati Al Darouqi (معتز عبدالعاطي الدروقي), 19 years old
      4. Hamad Al Allam (حمد العلام), 27 years old
      5. Faouzi Hussein Al Sabiri (فوزي حسين الصابري), 36 years old
      6. Marwan Al Shattat (مروان الشطشاط), 20 years old
      7. Mohamed Salem Boujnah (محمد سالم بوجناح), 21 years old
      8. Idris Ali Raslan Al Maghribi (ادريس علي رسلان المغربي), 13 years old (bullet in the neck)
      9. Rami Saleh Al Maghribi (رامي صالح المغربي), 18 years old
      10. Moayed Fathi Boujlaoui (مؤيد فتحي بوجلاوي), 26 years old
      4 Killed in Darna
      1. Mohamed Abdeladim Al Saiti (محمد عبد العظيم السعيطي)
      2. Aboubakr Fathi Al Tachani (ابوبكر فتحي الطشاني)
      3. Ahmed Kamal Al Chahini (احمد كمال الشيهني)
      4. Salem Abou Madi (سالم ابوماضي)
      2 killed in Al Baydaa
      1. Khaled Khanfeer (خالد خنفر)
      2. Saad Al Yemeni (سعد اليمني)
      350 people have been killed.
      This dead toll did not include the grim discovery made inside the army garrison head quarters (where ) we found 150 corpses burning

      http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150326/txidrgvt.jpg
      .
      The barracks were at one time commanded according to this document by Colonel Al-Jarih Farkash. Several nephews of Gaddafi were Captains at the base..

      http://en.alkarama.org/iraq/666-libya-alkarama-calls-for-a-investigation-by-the-international-criminal-court-into-crimes-committed-by-colonel-gaddafi-and-his-two-sons

      21 February 2011 Libya: Alkarama calls for a investigation by the International Criminal Court into crimes committed by Colonel Gaddafi and his two sons

      http://www.un.org/press/en/2011/sc10187.doc.htm
      26 February 2011 SC/10187/Rev.1 In Swift, Decisive Action, Security Council Imposes Tough Measures on Libyan Regime, Adopting Resolution 1970 in Wake of Crackdown on Protesters


      Mendez, an Argentine lawyer and American University visiting professor of international law in Washington, D.C., said he is teaming up for the probe with the UN's special rapporteur for extrajudicial executions and a panel of experts on disappearances.
      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/09/954234/-Witnessing-Revolution-Liveblog-142
      --------------------------------------------
      Muammar Gaddafi gave order not to use force against demonstrators at the beginning of the Nakba February 17 Mustafa Abdul Jalil admitted
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1addiLIYRKQ#!




      Delete

  27. 22 February 2011

    UNHCR
    With the events of the past few days in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya),
    UNHCR has become increasingly concerned about dangers for civilians
    and especially for asylum-seekers and refugees as many may inadvertently
    be caught up in this violence.

    We have no access at this time to the refugee community.

    Over the past months we have been trying to regularize our presence in Libya, and this has constrained our work.

    Some of the reports we are getting from third-party sources are very worrying.

    A journalist has passed information to us from Somalis in Tripoli who say they are being hunted on suspicion of being mercenaries. He says they feel trapped and are frightened to go out, even though there is little or no food at home.
    https://globalciviliansforpeace.wordpress.com/racist-rebel-crimes-and-ethnic-cleansing-throughout-the-libyan-conflict/

    Since the news had surfaced that Gaddafi has allegedly hired 'black' mercenaries to kill people,
    their situation has become outright dangerous.
    There is a huge danger that there will soon be
    a day of reckoning for African migrants,
    and the arbitrary violence has possibly started already
    http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/people/103

    ,March 30, 2011 at 5:00 am/The International Federation of Human Rights numbers the mercenaries to be 6,000
    whereas Human Rights Solidarity gives an estimate of 30,000[1].

    http://hrcpblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/international-federation-for-human-rights-fidh-libyan-league-for-human-rights-llh/

    http://wrongkindofgreen.org/2012/01/11/the-gaddafi-mercenaries-and-the-division-of-africa-amnesty-international/

    We left behind our friends from Chad. We left behind their bodies.
    We had 70 or 80 people from Chad working for our company.
    They cut them dead with pruning shears and axes, attacking them,
    saying you’re providing troops for Gaddafi.

    The Sudanese, the Chadians were massacred.
    We saw it ourselves.(Link)
    https://libyadiary.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/africa-loves-muammar-gaddafi/

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  28. The director of the Benzhazi Medical Centre, Dr Fathi Moustafa Sheibani,
    who seems to leave very little internet trace,
    is one of many members of the International Libyan Communications Group ILYC,
    most of whose members are doctors and mainly based in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
    Mission statement:
    We are voluntary active highly professional Libyan people group from different fields decide to work and communicate with each other all over the world to help our own Libyan people our goals
    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/11/foreign-adventurers.html



    LibyaFeb17 and EnoughGaddafi are pushed by Movements.org, the web site
    of an Alliance of Youth Movements.
    http://www.internationalist.org/libyanshowdown1103.html


    movements.org.

    In 2011, the Alliance of Youth Movements rebranded as “Movements.org.”
    http://endrtimes.blogspot.com/2009/12/avaazorg-moveon-goes-international.html

    In 2012 Movements.org became a division of “Advancing Human Rights,”
    a new NGO set up by Robert L. Bernstein
    after he resigned from Human Rights Watch (which he had originally founded)
    because he felt it should not cover Israeli and US human rights abuses.28

    Advancing Human Rights aims to right Human Rights Watch’s wrong by focusing exclusively on “dictatorships.”29

    Cohen stated that the merger of his Movements.org outfit with Advancing Human Rights was “irresistible,” pointing to the latter’s “phenomenal network of cyberactivists in the Middle East and North Africa.”30

    He then joined the Advancing Human Rights board,
    which also includes Richard Kemp, the former commander of British forces
    in occupied Afghanistan.31

    In its present guise, Movements.org continues to receive funding from Gen Next,
    as well as from Google, MSNBC, and PR giant Edelman, which represents General Electric, Boeing, and Shell, among others.32

    http://wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoveOn.org

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  29. 22 october 2013
    "In Libya now, there is an armed wing for each politician,"

    said Abdel-Hakim al-Balazi,
    spokesman for the Anti-Crime Department,
    a militia umbrella group that includes Islamic radicals.

    Al-Balazi himself has been accused by Zidan of involvement in his abduction and was placed at one point under house arrest.
    http://news.yahoo.com/libya-militias-politicians-meld-explosive-mix-205532103.html

    *

    21 february 2011 A Libyan man, Soula al-Balaazi, who said he was an opposition activist,
    told the network by telephone that Libyan air force war planes had bombed "some locations in Tripoli".
    He said he was talking from a suburb of Tripoli.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/21/libya-protests-jets-idAFLDE71K26320110221

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2013/07/july-14-2013-theres-famous-syrian.html?showComment=1388970316597#c8642780256144205816
    felixFebruary 15, 2012 10:22 PM

    One UK person who was responsible for getting out the message that Gaddafi was bombing his own people, via the compliant MSM, was Julien Barnes-Dacey then of London SE1 based consultancy Control Risks His quote was "These really seem to be last, desperate acts. If you’re bombing your own capital, it’s really hard to see how you can survive, " its Middle East anaylst Julien Barnes-Dacey said. (based on the familiar phone call to Reuters, A Libyan man, Soula al-Balaazi, who said he was an opposition activist, told the network by telephone that Libyan air force war planes had bombed "some locations in Tripoli".

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  30. In London, Mr. Mussa, who is 53, founded a charity called World for Libya

    https://twitter.com/annmarlowe/status/147852267230461954

    https://twitter.com/annmarlowe/status/574371253118697473

    https://twitter.com/bd_richard/status/558675297529495554

    In March 2011, amid the increasingly violent conflict in Libya, the international community
    sanctioned several Libyan institutions. The European Union imposed sanctions on ODAC,
    calling it an "entity acting on behalf of Gadhafi."By then, the Dabaibas had pivoted against Gadhafi. With his forces besieging their hometown of Misrata, the Dabaibas donated millions of dollars to send supplies to the city, said former rebel leaders.

    Osama Dabaiba, now 41, embraced the Libyan uprising on his Facebook page.
    In London, Mr. Mussa, who is 53, founded a charity called World for Libya
    to send doctors and ambulances to the embattled country. The Dabaiba family bought two tables for the charity's inaugural ball in June 2011 at London's Four Seasons hotel,
    said a person who attended. Among items auctioned were two pairs of handmade Italian designer shoes donated by a Dabaiba-controlled company.
    http://en.africatime.com/libye/articles/libyas-hunt-gadhafi-era-assets-leads-it-high-end-uk-property-firm

    -Libya's Islamist leader Ali Sallabi is in UK co ISNAD w Ibrahim Ali Dabaiba, son of ODAC head
    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/10/meet-libya%E2%80%99s-new-islamist-boss/
    Sheikh Osama Salabi, the Brotherhood’s man in Benghazi, who also plays a leading role in Sharia finance.
    ---

    Libyan Doctors for Hospitals in Libya an impressive new aide organization launched
    by one of our own: StepLeftStepForward.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/09/954234/-Witnessing-Revolution-Liveblog-142
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Kos

    Thx Martha for this wonderful post on KOS!

    https://www.facebook.com/LibyanMedicalRelief/posts/186816924688338

    http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2011/s3159066.htm
    Interview with DR AHMED SEWEHLI, of the Libyan Doctors Relief in the UK

    https://www.facebook.com/libya.2.17/photos/a.161870033895780.39172.161541830595267/639697496113029/?type=1

    Dr Ahmed Sewehli, a spokesman for Libyan Doctors Relief,
    Dr Ahmed Sewehli: 8000 women are raped Misrata
    Dr Ahmed Sewehli Head, Misrata Psychiatry Team Misrata, Libya

    Ahmed Sewehli : On 2 March [2011] a human rights group declared that 6,000 people
    had been killed in the crackdown on protesters.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/18/un-resolution-libya-gaddafi

    Saraya Swehli Reporters without Borders
    Bashir Swehli Libya Youth Movement
    Faraj Swehli , Misrata Brigades







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  31. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/06/ashm-research-timeline-clues.html

    Dr Jamal Harisha: Free and Justice Party
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8879955/Libyan-cleric-announces-new-party-on-lines-of-moderate-Islamic-democracy.html

    The second doctor to visit the Khamis warehouse compound was
    Consultant breast surgeon Jamal Harousha

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/08/tripoli-massacres-50-charred-skeletons.html?showComment=1328021039506#comment-c2506104293838028078
    felixJan 6, 2012 06:56 PM

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/08/gaddafi-burning-soldiers-alive-really.html
    May 4, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    That sudden endorsement of the official Khamis shed narrative by Clive Baldwin
    is interesting. Baldwin is the Senior Legal Advisor for the Legal and Policy office
    at Human Rights Watch,
    where he has been working on issues of international law since 2007.

    I doubt very much he was in Tripoli at the time, yet Sky News reports him in a report
    filed at 05.45 on Sunday 28 August.

    So, he makes a call based on a fishy report by the sole HRW operative in Tripoli
    who hasn't even seen the shed,just spoken to a dodgy witness
    and Stuart Ramsay being led up the garden path by key perps Salim Rajub/Rajip/Al-Ferjani
    and Al-Hitri.


    On 27 August, Baldwin tweets the HRW report Libya: Q&A on the Arrest and Surrender of the Three International Criminal Court Suspects dated 26 August.

    And so the the same day as the much publised BBC World at One broadcast by Sidney Kwiram, we are fixing the evidence around the demand for the arrests..

    And on Sept 2, HRW rushes into the Sky News studio:

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  32. For Libya, recording did briefly take on an official and international character,
    but this came to an abrupt end on 4 June,
    with the closure of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs-funded Libya crisis map, tracking security incidents across the country.

    This means there is now no high-profile international project dedicated to recording deaths in the Libya conflict, although there are certainly some dedicated volunteers
    contributing to the Wikipedia page on the subject which is forced – at present – to hedge its bets with a figure of 2,000 to 13,000 overall deaths across different timeframes.
    http://www.unocha.org/

    http://www.everycasualty.org/newsandviews/libya-toll-nato-didnt-count

    Barely six weeks into the invasion, British officials were already boasting that NATO

    had killed over 35,000
    such human beings (in the usual euphemistic way, of course – “We estimate that [Gaddafi] has around 30 per cent of his ground forces capability remaining,” is how one British official put it, after estimating an initial ‘capability’ of 50,000).

    http://libya360.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/when-are-humans-not-human-libya-liberalism-and-the-global-south/

    http://www.nuovaresistenza.org/2011/04/02/youtube-gaddafis-war-crimes-in-ajdabiya-libya-march-26-2011/
    Nato's War Crimes in Ajdabiya, Libya. March 26, 2011.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370098/Libyan-rebels-regain-Ajdabiya-RAF-Tornado-jets-airstrikes-Gaddafis-forces.html

    -

    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-secret-war-in-libya.html

    http://www.amnesty.org/sites/impact.amnesty.org/files/PUBLIC/mde190362011en.pdf

    At the time of Amnesty International’s visit to Libya between 18 August and 21 September, some 2,500 people were held in detention facilities in Tripoli, its suburbs and al-Zawiya – all arrested since late August 2011.

    About 1,130 detainees were held in Misratah in mid-September; some had been detained for months, others had been arrested since late August
    when Zliten, Khums and Tripoli fell under NTC control.

    http://alrassedalliby.com/news/news.aspx?id=2165347

    a list of the first victims of the Libyan war

    http://vivalibya.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%85%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D9%84%D8%B6%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%B1%D8%A8/

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  33. May 8, 2012

    While haggling between the ICC and Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) over the fate of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi continues,

    Libya quietly, but controversially, passed a blanket amnesty for pro-Revolution rebels.

    According to Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL), under ‘Law 38′, amnesty will be granted for any “acts made necessary by the 17 February revolution” and for the revolution’s “success or protection”.

    Earlier, reports suggested that the amnesty law was being drafted in order to appease
    Libya’s tribal leaders who presumably fear anti-Gaddafi rebels being held accountable for human rights violations committed during the uprising.

    http://justiceinconflict.org/2012/05/08/impunity-rules-libya-passes-controversial-amnesty-law/

    It is a blanket amnesty, meaning that everyone and all crimes are covered.
    Serious atrocity crimes, such as war crimes or crimes against humanity will go without investigation or prosecution.

    July 21, 2014
    Libya is looking into the possibility of allowing the International Criminal Court (ICC)
    to prosecute those responsible for the recent violence in Tripoli and elsewhere,
    notably the attacks on Tripoli International Airport.
    http://justiceinconflict.org/2014/07/21/back-against-the-wall-libya-wants-the-icc-to-prosecute-wanton-militias/

    Still, one of the those forces involved in the current fighting – the powerful and Misrata militia – is the same militia that attacked and alleged ethnically cleansed the city of Tawergha.

    To date, they have enjoyed blanket impunity. So if the ICC is going to get involved, it should go after those responsible for clear cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Tawergha would be a good – if much belated – starting point.
    ------------------------------

    HRW July 13, 2011

    Looting, Arson, and Some Beatings in Captured Western Towns Libya
    http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/07/13/libya-opposition-forces-should-protect-civilians-and-hospitals

    On the 12th July, Human Rights Investigations wrote:
    “Given the atrocities committed in Misrata and Benghazi the option of allowing the rebels to conquer pro-Gaddafi population centres is inconceivable – there is now only one option – and that option is peace.”
    http://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2011/08/31/amnesty-racist-rebel-atrocities-libya/


    HRW 24 Sep 2014
    Assassinations May Be Crimes Against Humanity

    “The militias and individual killers are killing people on all sides with complete impunity,” said Sarah Leah Whitson,

    http://reliefweb.int/report/libya/assassinations-may-be-crimes-against-humanity
    On August 27, 2014, the UN Security Council passed resolution 2174 broadening existing international sanctions on Libya to include people who engage in or support acts that “threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya, or obstruct or undermine the successful completion of its political transition.”

    In its resolution 2174, the Security Council also recalled its 2011 decision to refer the situation in Libya to the ICC and reaffirmed the importance of holding accountable the people responsible for serious crimes, including those involved in attacks targeting civilians.


    In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council established a commission of inquiry on Libya with a mandate to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in Libya and to make recommendations. That Commission was established on February 25, 2011 and issued two reports. Its mandate expired in March 2012.





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  34. October 23, 2012

    For some time to come, Libya shall stand as an enduring symbol of the West’s hypocrisy, and indeed duplicity, on the issue of human rights. 

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/23/libya-and-the-human-rights-double-standard/

    On October 5, 2012, Amnesty International (AI) reported upon the siege of Bani Walid by government forces.  As AI explained then, “members of the Libyan army, Libya Shield forces and armed militias from various parts of the country, including Misatra, surrounded Bani Walid,”

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/01/mainstream-concern-over-rebel-torture.html
    torture 2012 – 2013

    2010 nov /the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) submitted on behalf of victims - and relatives of victims - of grievous human rights abuses, several communications against the Libyan Government to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC).
    http://www.omct.org/assistance-to-victims/statements/libya/2010/11/d21008/



    We are gravely concerned that armed groups in Libya continue to exploit vulnerable
    asylum-seekers who are pushed to risk their lives to seek safety elsewhere," Jon Hoisaeter, UNHCR Representative to Malta said.

    http://www.unhcr.org.mt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=621%3Aeritrean-asylum-seekers-recount-imprisonment-and-abuse-in-libya&catid=91%3Anorth-africa-situation-2&Itemid=160

    November 14, 2012
    Women at such centers are also vulnerable to sexual assault as none of the facilities
    for female detainees had female guards.
    http://rt.com/news/libya-foreigners-torture-amnesty-international-606/

    detention abuses staining the new libya
    In early and mid-September, Amnesty International shared its concerns in meetings
    and through written memoranda regarding arbitrary detention and torture

    or other ill-treatment with high-ranking NTC officials, including
    Acting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil and Finance Ali Tarhouni,
    Acting Minister of Justice Mohamed al-Allagi,

    Acting Minister of Interior Ahmed Darrat,

    President of the Tripoli Military Council Abdelhakim Belhaj,

    and head of the Supreme Security Council Abdelmajid Saif al-Nasr.

    http://www.amnesty.org/sites/impact.amnesty.org/files/PUBLIC/mde190362011en.pdf

    At the time of Amnesty International’s visit to Libya between 18 August and 21 September, some 2,500 people were held in detention facilities in Tripoli, its suburbs and al-Zawiya – all arrested since late August 2011.

    About 1,130 detainees were held in Misratah in mid-September; some had been detained for months, others had been arrested since late August when Zliten, Khums and Tripoli fell under NTC control.

    ------------
    A Human Rights Roadmap for a New Libya / january 2014
    http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/libya0114ForUpload_0.pdf


    http://alrassedalliby.com/news/iSearch.aspx?key=%D9%82%D8%AA%D9%84
    casualties 2014-2015 : 10 pages

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  35. Tuesday, March 17 2015
    http://www.rferl.org/content/islamic-state-libya-kidnapped-ukrainian-doctors/26907607.html

    A group of 15 Ukrainian doctors captured by Islamic State (IS) militants in a hospital in the Libyan city of Sirte on March 16 were released a day later, on March 17 According to the ministry, officials from the Ukrainian diplomatic mission in Libya are in contact with the doctors, and are attempting to help them secure their departure from the country.
    It is as yet unclear whether the doctors will be able to depart.
    Reports say that, although the Islamic State militants released the 20 kidnapped doctors, they have told them to stay in the area.
    An official from the Ibn Sina hospital told CNN that the workers were sent to their homes near the medical facility. An Uzbek doctor, who was among those kidnapped by the militants, reportedly said that the gunmen told him he would be safe as long as he did not leave Sirte and treated any wounded militants. 

    but the snipers are foreigners, mostly from Belarus, Eastern Europe," says Sliman Bouchuiguir, secretary-general of the Libyan League of Human Rights.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/04/20114818291705627.html


    Islamic State in Libya partially controls Sirte and attacked oil fields in Mabrouk, Bahi and Dahra – see pattern
    https://twitter.com/DanieleRaineri/status/573518474900828160

    https://twitter.com/generalshami472/status/579551921079513089
    Sirte is under full IS control and the battles are in the outskirts of the city

    22/03/2015

    He was the boss of the criminal Ghanaiwa al-Kikli,
    another thug with the Libya Dawn,
    who has also committed scores of crimes against innocent people in the capital
    and run a private prison where civilians were tortured and killed.

    http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=11066

    http://www.tripolipost.com/includes/newsresizedetails.asp?path=salah%20Berki%20terrorist.jpg


    Abdel Ghani Alkkly aka (Gnjoh) /Gneoh Alkkla Chairman Abu Salim military.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R3vrCc2hHUE/USzBx8_eYUI/AAAAAAAAFPw/RcWNxy28IP8/s1600/%D8%BA%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%88%D8%A9.jpg

    -----------------------------------
    25 march 2015
    an independent body which would investigate human rights crimes in Libya
    by all sides since 2012

    In a joint call for action, 13 national, regional and international human rights organisations including five from Libya, have called on the UN to support the creation of an independent body which would investigate human rights crimes in Libya by all sides since 2012.

    They say it is the only way to ensure “accountability, justice, truth and reparation”.

    The groups say that the efforts of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to address the situation in Libya through technical assistance no longer adequately reflectes the gravity of the situation.

    http://www.libyaherald.com/2015/03/25/13-human-rights-groups-say-unhrc-not-getting-job-done-call-for-independent-mechanism-of-inquiry/

    Hundreds of cases of alleged violations, including extrajudicial killings, widespread use of torture and arbitrary arrest have been submitted to Libya’s Attorney General over the past three years naming a number of armed groups but no concrete steps have been taken toward achieving accountability, the groups said.
    International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
    World Organization Against Torture (OMCT)


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  36. http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2015/03/washingtons-al-qaeda-ally-now-leading.html

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/cia-asset-joins-islamic-state-in-libya-abdelhakim-belhadj-worked-with-u-s-and-nato-to-overthrow-gaddafi%E3%80%80-%E3%80%80/5434923

    6 sep. 2012 – Delivered Into Enemy Hands US-Led Abuse and Rendition of Opponents to Gaddafi's Libya.
    http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/libya0912webwcover_1.pdf

    QE.L.11.01. Name: LIBYAN ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP
    Last updated on: 19 February 2015
    http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/AQList.htm


    March 26, 2015
    In a letter to General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon,
    representatives from nine Municipalities loyal to Libya Daw,
    mainly mayors, are reported to have called on the UN
    to indict Mahmoud Jibril, the leader of the National Forces Alliance …
    https://www.libyaherald.com/2015/03/25/pro-dawn-municipalities-demand-un-brand-jibril-a-war-criminal/


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4AboMZIgAAWHIY.jpg

    Tripoli mayor Irish Harati standing in center

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=811191128948513&set=a.239226526144979.57838.100001729008645&type=1


    http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/Data/articles/Art_20616/E_208_13_409304481.pdf
    49. Mehdi al-Harati

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  37. 2015 body count
    https://twitter.com/LibyaBodyCount/status/573684299787935744

    2014 body count
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4whyQIIEAEG5u3.png:large
    https://twitter.com/LibyaBodyCount/status/543846802869747713


    15 February until 17 February 2011
    The names of individuals confirmed dead, many as a result of the use of live ammunition,
    since the outbreak of protests on 15 February until 17 February 2011 are:
    13 Killed in Benghazi (3 unidentified) and 40 to 50 injured
    http://en.alkarama.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=664:libya-violence-against-demonstrators-by-armed-civilians-groups-leads-to-more-than-50-dead&catid=27:communiqu&Itemid=138


    350 people have been killed. This dead toll did not include the grim discovery made
    inside the army garrison head quarters (where ) we found 150 corpses burning

    http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150326/txidrgvt.jpg

    The barracks were at one time commanded according to this document 
    by Colonel Al-Jarih Farkash. Several nephews of Gaddafi were Captains at the base..

    24 February 2011 “Open Letter to Ambassador Susan Rice,” by Genocide Watch
    http://genocidewatch.net/2012/12/07/archived-updates-28/
    http://genocidewatch.net/about-us-2/directors-and-advisors/

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  38. http://en.alkarama.org/iraq/666-libya-alkarama-calls-for-a-investigation-by-the-international-criminal-court-into-crimes-committed-by-colonel-gaddafi-and-his-two-sons

    21 February 2011 Libya: Alkarama calls for a investigation by the International Criminal Court into crimes committed by Colonel Gaddafi and his two sons


    http://www.un.org/press/en/2011/sc10187.doc.htm
    26 February 2011 SC/10187/Rev.1 In Swift, Decisive Action, Security Council Imposes Tough Measures on Libyan Regime, Adopting Resolution 1970 in Wake of Crackdown on Protesters


    Mendez, an Argentine lawyer and American University visiting professor of international law in Washington, D.C., said he is teaming up for the probe with the UN's special rapporteur for extrajudicial executions and a panel of experts on disappearances.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/09/954234/-Witnessing-Revolution-Liveblog-142

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