A report I had missed before:
Report of the Independent Civil Society Fact-FindingMission to Libya, January 2012. Credited: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Arab Organization for Human Rights, International Legal Assistance Consortium.
Section link: Mass-Killings-Yarmouk-Detention-Centre
126.96.36.199. Mass Killings: Yarmouk Detention Centre.
132. The Mission received a number of credible first-hand witness reports regarding anapparent mass killing at Yarmouk Detention Centre to the South of Tripoli, on 23August 2011. The Detention Centre was reportedly operated by the Khamis Brigade.
According to information received, approximately 150-160 individuals were detainedtogether in a large room at the Detention Centre. At approximately 9 am on 23 Augustthey were told they would be released that day. However, a number of witnessesreported receiving this news with a ‘bad feeling’, as they had not yet beeninterrogated. The subsequent arrival of 3 new detainees at noon appears to haveconfirmed these fears.
Shortly after sunset, a number of guards entered the room and ordered all former members of the military to leave with them. Approximately 17-20 detainees were taken from the room; soon after, those remaining heard a number of shots, which they took to mark their execution. Guards then opened the door to the large room and opened fire with light machine guns, while a number of hand grenades were also thrown into the room. This procedure was repeated a number of times, apparently until the guards ran out of ammunition. At this point a number of survivors attempted to flee, but were shot as they left the room.
Witnesses estimated the dead at approximately 100. The Mission was unable to verify this number, but did receive a list noting the death of 30 individuals from Zliten alone in this incident.
136. Similar mass killings perpetrated around the time that opposition forces seized control of Tripoli have been reported by Human Rights Watch.
137. The Mission believes that these allegations warrant further investigation.