I had previous aired questions about one particular incident of rebel brutality blamed on the regime, among many other things, by the International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR, French: FIDH). They never answered my requests for any evidence, but their claim would have come through their local affiliate, the Libyan League for Human Rights (LLHR), headed by general secretary Dr. Sliman Bouchuiguir. Though dimly aware at least of their importance, I haven't written on this person or entity directly, at all, until now.
For an undeniably solid starting point, I thank Les Blough for this tip from Lizzie Phelan about a valuable new partial documentary (Potential financiers: that's the problem. Get ahold of them). It's largely based so far on a candid interviews with Dr. Bouchuiguir that does a great job of introducing him and his important role in starting the war against Libya. It was apparently this man, more than anyone, who had to have knowingly laundered propaganda talking points into credible-sounding real-world human rights abuses, requiring very physical punishment.
The Humanitarian War
It's a French language production so far, but as English as possible within that. Good subtitles.
From wherever exactly, via Axis of Logic:
One of the main sources for the claim that Gaddafi was killing his own people is the Libyan League for Human Rights (LLHR), an organisation linked to the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH). On the 21st of February 2011, the General-Secretary of the LLHR, Dr. Sliman Bouchuiguir, initiated a petition in collaboration with the organisation UN Watch and the National Endowment for Democracy. This petition was signed by more than 70 NGOs. Then a few days later, on the 25th of February, Dr. Sliman Bouchuiguir went to U.N. Human Rights Council in order to expose the allegations concerning the crimes of Gaddafi's government. In July 2011 we went to Geneva to interview Dr. Sliman Bouchuiguir.
Below I plan to copy over some of his interesting statements, and perhaps add more information and links.