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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dusty and Dated Names, so What?

October 26, 2014

We at this blog (basically Petri and I and, in context Felix) flaked out on covering Libya as soon as there was no ongoing external-power air war, almost as if that was the end of the "Libyan civil war." The blog title was never very acurate. For the record, I picked it in early April, 2011, in response to claims of pro-war Libyan suck-ups that virtually all of Libya's people rejected "the Gaddafi regime" and this was no civil war the West was stepping into - just a small prod to finalize the will of all the people. So I just countered that by calling it a civil war, always I thought with the majority supporting the government and opposing the suck-ups. Nothing since has changed my mind on that ... so it was the Libyan imposed chaos, the Libyan Naqba ... whatever the site's called, it's what's there that matters, and it was always pretty awesome on balance.

It took the end of the air war, the fall of Sirte and murder of Gaddafi, and some more time totaling about ten months of this blog's existence, before Petri and I formalized a Citizen's Investigation Into War Crimes in Libya (CIWCL - website) in February 2012. We refined some of our more detailed work on murky massacres in Tripoli into two serious reports later in the year (June and August). By then, we had shifted from covering these Libyan incidents and looking at current ones in Syria. Under the same CIWCL name and at the research wiki-cum-discussion forum A Closer Look On Syria (ACLOS), we have done much to correct the record on Syria and also expanded a bit into Iraq and even more into distant Ukraine, as that land too was flung far off balance fell apart, with all kinds of crazy false-flag shit for us to untangle.

We are the masters of the incorrect and dated title, arbitrarily left on what remains pretty amazing work. We are the CIWC Libya studying events in Syria, A Closer Look On Syria investigating war crimes in Ukraine, etc. So there's no good reason why a blog called "Libyan Civil War" should stay so quiet - especially one that still gets decent views (thanks to my salf-appointed ghost writer "h". Hi, h!)

Note: Petri already broke this barrier with his post Russia, Libya, Syria & MH17 This is me endorsing that spirit and encouraging more of the same, from him, me, or whoever (new members still welcome)

Forthcoming fairly soon, hopefully (still only so many hours in a day):
- Houla Massacre re-cap - important achievement
- Maybe other Syria highlights (Ghouta, Aqrab, Al-Bayda-Baniyas, the "Caesar" photos, etc.)
- Maybe some Ukraine issues, from February's snipers to mass graves in the east.
- Possibly some new Libya-related posts, at least all-but-blank subject-centered comment accumulators like my last couple...

Recently, I've been working mainly on Ukraine, and strictly the Odessa Trade Union Massacre (off-the-books Anti-Terror Operation?) of May 2, recently with more input from other ACLOS members. Resup has provided some great translations that unlock spoken info to advance the case (see main page, main talk page, and the sub-(talk)pages (with sub-(main)pages mostly underdeveloped so far... On November 2, it will be six months since this unsolved act of state-sponsored terrorism happened. I'll have a post or two in time to help mark the semi-anniversary.


  1. http://ciwclibya.org/reports.html

    We are the CIWC Libya studying events in Syria, A Closer Look On Syria investigating war crimes in Ukraine, etc. So there's no good reason why a blog called "Libyan Civil War" should stay so quiet



  2. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/08/bombing-his-own-people-really.html










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

    Libyan Internal Insecurity: Brutality and the Boys in Blue






  4. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/05/dernah-and-al-qaeda-link.html






  5. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/06/amnesty-international-making-sense-on.html







    more Container massacre stuff here
    GALAA, Libya (The Blaze/AP) — In a grove of pine trees near this mountain village, residents have dug up the remains of 35 bound and blindfolded men who they say were shot at close range by Moammar Gadhafi’s military.





  6. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/06/libyan-crisis-events-causes-and-facts.html









  7. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/04/behind-scenes-of-al-baida-massacre.html







  8. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/05/battle-for-labraq-airport-saids-story.html



  9. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/05/bombing-imams-why.html



  10. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/04/rape-allegations-ganging-up-on-gaddafi.html






    Rape was also "a weapon of war," Richard Sollom, the lead author of PHR's report,
    told the Associated Press on Monday. While he said no one has evidence to prove that rape was widespread, the fear of it certainly was, he said.

  11. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2013/01/december-2012-digs-at-yarmouk.html



  12. http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/12/shed-massacre-trial-part-two.html







  13. براهيم بن رجب" رئيس المجلس العسكري "Ibrahim bin Rajab"
    Head # Misrata Military Council
    October 9 2014




    Dr. Rajub





  14. http://ciwclibya.org/images/QMOY_Final.pdf




    PHR expresses its sincere gratitude to Dr. Mohamed Othman

    and Dr. Salem Al-Fergani for their inestimable support in carrying out this investigation.

    Support for this investigation and report was provided by the Open Society Foundations





  15. PHR expresses its sincere gratitude to Dr. Mohamed Othman

    and Dr. Salem Al-Fergani for their inestimable support in carrying out this investigation.

    Support for this investigation and report was provided by the Open Society Foundations

    Both al-Jahmi and Boufayed were accused in their trials of unauthorized contact with a foreign government official. According to Human Rights Watch’s information, the official was a diplomat from the United States.

    September 7, 2010 George Soros, philanthropist and financier, today announced a challenge grant of $100 million over 10 years to Human Rights Watch. The grant from his Open Society Foundations, the largest that he has ever made to a nongovernmental organization, will be used to expand and deepen Human Rights Watch’s global presence to more effectively protect and promote human rights around the world.

    The arch-destabilizer Gershman complains that ‘Qaddafi’s survival would signal to autocrats that violent resistance is the wisest path. This would shift the momentum in the Middle East and greatly spur the new backlash.”15

    In 2009 the IISS estimated that the Libyan Ground Forces numbered 25,000 with an additional, estimated, 25,000 conscripts (total estimated 50,000).

    Amnesty cites themselves as the source for the tallies, admitting that they have no accurate information regarding Libya or whether or not the tally includes the thousands upon thousands killed in NATO's onslaught

    In Ukraine, the U.S. spent in 2004 alone about $34 million on regime change initiatives (U.S. Department of State 2004), while Soros pitched in about $1.6 million in support of a local ‘Freedom of Choice’ NGO coalition and Ukraine's ‘New Choice 2004’ (Wilson 2005, 184).

  16. PHR is funded by Soros’ Open Society Institute.

    One wonders how they were able to obtain flawless forensic evidence of a crime in the midst of massive NATO bombardments, when investigations of NATO’s crimes was impossible, and in most cases, remains so.

  17. Hi h! That's quite a tour of memory lane ... I can partly sense a pattern in that, especially at the end. But I'm a little tired and ill today, so maybe I should be getting it more clearly. What an insane world we live in, with people investing in deepening the insanity.

  18. just brought some links together of your valuble research till august 23-28 2011
    as a fresh up ,
    correct me if you don't agree with the order


    Originally called the Helsinki Watch, the Human Rights Watch was first designed in 1978 as a support organization for citizens of the Soviet bloc.


    Upon becoming President in 2009, Barack Obama adopted McCain’s proposal and authorized CIA support for North Caucasus secessionists and terrorists with money laundered through the USAID, the National Endowment for Democracy, Soros’s Open Society Institute, Freedom House, and the Jamestown Foundation.

    : April 14, 2011 14:33 Ukraine’s leading political party has said that the international financier George Soros has been preparing a “Lybian scenario” for the country.

    ­The head of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction Aleksandr Yefremov said in a televised comment on Wednesday that he had information that George Soros
    had allocated funds for the overthrow of the Ukrainian political authorities.


    VIDEO Soros/Obama Funded “Libyan Scenario” Unfolds in Ukraine –
    Yanukovych FLEES February 23, 2014

  19. In addition to being the primary funder of The Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect, the Open Society Institute also heavily supports other NGOs that belong to the R2P coalition, including the International Crisis Group (ICG)and Human Rights Watch.


    Soros is on the executive board of the International Crisis Group, a "crisis management organization" for which Evans serves as president-emeritus.
    WND previously reported how the group has been petitioning for the U.S. to normalize ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition in Egypt, where longtime U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak was recently toppled.

    Aside from Evans and Soros, the group includes on its board Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, as well as other personalities who champion dialogue with Hamas,
    a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    WND also reported the crisis group has also petitioned for the Algerian government to cease "excessive" military activities against al-Qaida-linked groups and to allow organizations seeking to create an Islamic state to participate in the Algerian government.

    Soros' own Open Society Institute has funded opposition groups across the Middle East and North Africa, including organizations involved in the current chaos.
    The close relationship and monetary ties between Freedom House and the NED appear to have continued to the present. In its 2007 Annual Report, Freedom House lists NED
    as one of its donors (“Freedom House Annual Report 2007”).

    Interestingly, the NED may have been seeding Egypt for a revolution since at least 2009.
    In an article for the NED 2009 Annual Report entitled “Middle East and North Africa Program Highlights 2009,” the NED reveals its involvement with various activist groups striving to bring political change to Egypt.


  20. There is an in-depth study on the funding of Responsibility to Protect HERE and more on

    how Soros switched from being pro- to anti-Gadaffi  and the implications of R2P on Israel HERE)





    George Soros: Is Syria His Next Project?

    Quantifying the Effects of Regime Change


  21. Excellent twists. I definitely was not following when this alarmist prediction of a "Libya scenario" was predicted in Ukraine. No NATO air force, but otherwise, they were right.

    1. http://www.muckety.com/Human-Rights-Watch/5000934.muckety


      Who is behind Human Rights Watch?



      Soros’ Open Society Institute is also one of only three nongovernmental funders
      of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect,

      Revenue Watch began in 2002 as a program of the Open Society Institute & focused on Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan & Iraq,


      They include financier George Soros who gave $1.46 million to MoveOn.org

      Soros and his Open Society Institute are the 800 pound gorilla on the left


      Though the name "MoveOn" appears nowhere on the Avaaz site


      did U ever wonder who is behind the MoveOn lies feb 2011 ?


      Like AI, HRW's record is notoriously tainted. Both supported NATO's Libya's campaign.


  22. http://en.itar-tass.com/world/755153
    Death toll in east Ukraine conflict exceeds 3,700 – UN October 18 2014

    Jan. 7, 2014
    The U.N.'s human rights office has stopped updating the death toll from Syria's civil war, confirming Tuesday that it can no longer verify the sources of information that led to its last count of at least 100,000 in late July.

    But Colville said the U.N. could not endorse anyone else's count, including the widely quoted figures from the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, whose latest tally is more than 130,000 killed in violence in Syria since March 2011.

    22 August 2014 U.N. slams ‘paralysis’ on Syria as death toll soars


    Iraq, Libya, Syria: Extensive US-NATO War Crimes. How the Media Buries “The Evidence”

  23. International Federation for Human Rights 3,000 killed[125] February 15 – March 5, 2011


    The FIDH, which is directly implicated in launching the war on Libya,
    has also received direct funding, in the form of grants,
    from the National Endowment for Democracy for its programs in Africa.
    In 2010, a NED grant of $140,186 (U.S.) was one of the latest amounts given to the FIDH
    for its work in Africa. [2] The NED was also one of the first signatories, along with the Libyan League for Human Rights (LLHR) and U.N. Watch, demanding international intervention against the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. [3]


    LibyaFeb17 and EnoughGaddafi are pushed by Movements.org, the web site of an Alliance of Youth Movements.


    But when French jets bombed Libyan government forces retreating from Benghazi, they attacked a column of 14 tanks, 20 armoured personnel carriers, some trucks and ambulances. Forte comments:
     ’That column clearly could have neither destroyed nor occupied Benghazi, a city of nearly 700,000 people… To date no evidence has been furnished that shows Benghazi would have witnessed the loss of “tens of thousands of lives”.’ (Forte, pp.662-663)


  24. 09/08/2011 Libya: Estimated 30,000 Died In War; 4,000 Still Missing
    At least 30,000 people were killed and 50,000 wounded in Libya's six-month civil war,
    the interim health minister said, offering a first detailed estimate of the high cost in lives of bringing down Moammar Gadhafi.

    There have been rough estimates in the past, but Naji Barakat, the health minister in the new Libyan leadership, said his figures are based, in part, on reporting from hospitals, local officials and former rebel commanders.

    Barakat said he'll only have a complete count in several weeks, but that he expects the final figure for dead and wounded to be higher than his current estimates. Libya has a population of just over 6 million.

    30 August 2011

    Another military commander on the NTC, Col Hisham Buhagiar, told Reuters news agency that 50,000 people were now thought to have been killed since the start of the uprising six months ago.


    Buhagiar : 50,000 deaths from both sides , I saw a picture of a grave yard in misrata
    with numbers that has 7000 person

    17 september 2011
    At the Ministry of Health, Mohammed al-Ghazwi,
    Asked how many of those were based on documented cases of dead found so far,
    he said they were many fewer, but he could not give a number.


  25. 21 feb 2011
    When Dr. Bouchiguir was asked how he got other NGOs to accept the LLHR’s claims,
    he explained in an interview that it was on the basis of his personal ties.


    What is not known is that Mahmoud Jibril, a cabinet member of the Jamahiriya’s government,
    was Sliman Bouchuiguir’s friend for years.
    Five individuals, who would become ministers in the Transitional Council,
    were also members of the LLHR and also Bouchiguir’s friends.
    This includes Ali Tarhouni.
    This is a clear conflict of interest that no serious body would ignore.





    23 February 2011 Mansour Sayf Al-Nasr of the Libyan Human Rights League, based in the US, ..

    Monday, 21 February, 2011/Posted by Noor al Haqiqa/The Cairo-based Arab Organization for Human Rights has decried the use of violence against the protestors in Libya and called for an international investigation. The Vienna-based Friends of Humanity said the Libyan regime's onslaught was tantamount to "war crimes".


    22 Feb 2011

    Dabbashi and his colleagues called on The Hague-based International Criminal Court to start an immediate inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity they said Gaddafi and his sons and followers had committed.

    6,000 victims Ali Zeidan a self-appointed spokesperson from the Libyan League for Human Rights presents more terrifying data:

    A few days later, March 3rd, it is Ali Zeidan's turn, a self-appointed spokesperson from the Libyan League for Human Rights which always, only from Paris, presents more terrifying data: 6,000 victims (3,000 in Tripoli, 2,000 in Benghazi, 1,000 elsewhere).


  26. https://www.flickr.com/groups/global_photojournalism_news_protest_and_culture/discuss/72157627727817181/
    It is indeed this data, 10,000 or 6,000 victims in a few days of protests, plus those allegedly "injured by Qadafi," which is taken as gold by the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

    (But when in June the chief Prosecutor Ocampo issues a warrant for the three, the figure is no longer 6,000 but 208).

    208 ?

    Rebel dead toll :
    From the beginning of the Intifada on 02/16/2011 until noon on Tuesday, 22/02/2011

    ... من بداية الانتفاضة بتاريخ 16/2/2011 حتي ظهر يوم الثلاثاء 22/2/2011
    1 Saad Hamad Al-Yemeni 1 سعد حمد اليمني .

    56_ Yassin Idris Moumen.  56_ ياسين إدريس مومن .

    army garrison headquarters
    21 feb 2011 12.45am: We've carried out an interview in the last hour with a contact in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, which appears destined to go down in history as the root of this uprising.
    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.
    "We found 150 corpses burning and we believe they were the bodies of officers and soldiers who refused to follow orders to fire on the the people," he said.

    February 25, 2011
    “Twenty-three people have been killed and 44 wounded in the Libyan town of Zawiyah
    after clashes on Thursday between opponents of Gaddafi and forces loyal to him,” Libya’s Quryna newspaper said.
    Witnesses said people in civilian clothes, who appeared to be pro and anti-Gaddafi forces, were firing at each other in the streets.

    ‘The best evidence that Khadafy did not plan genocide in Benghazi is that he did not perpetrate it in the other cities he had recaptured either fully or partially — including Zawiya, Misurata, and Ajdabiya,
    which together have a population greater than Benghazi.

  27. On 2 March 2011, two weeks before the bombs began to fall, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Congressional subcommittee
    “that the Pentagon has no confirmation that
    Libyan strongman Muammar al Qaddafi is using his air force to kill civilians”
    (CBS News, 2 March 2011)

    Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Head of the National Transitional Council in Benghazi in 2011, admits:
    Gaddafi did not order the shooting that started the false revolution in Libya. Now after the destruction of Libya, Jalil admits to the world on Libyan Channel One that the protestors that were killed in Benghazi that caused the UN and NATO to attack Libya were killed by a group of spies and mercenaries who were not Libyan. He admits that he knew the truth at the time but it was done to take down the Libyan government and break the state. He admits that he was briefed in advance that this was going to happen and that the people of Libya did not recognize the dead protestors because they wore civilian clothes and there was no one who came to their funerals as they had no relatives or friends in Libya.

  28. As the uprising began, military councils formed in cities across the country.
    In Misrata, the Misratan Military Council (MMC) emerged at the end of February
    2011 to prepare the defence of the city. It was led by individuals with military
    experience—either officers who had defected from the National Army or those
    who came out of retirement to join the council. The MMC served as the central
    military authority and was linked to the local civilian committees running
    the city, which later became known as the local National Transitional Council
    (local NTC).10

    Yet the MMC did not control the brigades or serve any command function.
    Rather, it facilitated communication between brigades by establish-ing radio control rooms,
    which soon became a central intelligence repository.

    The MMC was also instrumental in organizing weapon and ammunition
    deliveries from Benghazi.11

    Brigades would travel to Benghazi to purchase weapons but the delivery of those weapons to Misrata was usually organized by the MMC.
    Later in the war, the MMC also organized weapon and ammunition purchases from beyond Libya’s borders to augment brigades’ independent efforts (UNSC, 2012a, p. 26).

    Formation history.
    Revolutionary brigades in Misrata emerged when the front
    lines were established around the city. Since the end of fighting they have formed
    associations and unions across the country. These associations are becoming
    increasingly integrated and well coordinated. They were instrumental in the
    creation of the national army-in-waiting—the National Shield


    Following the fall of Tripoli, Faraj al-Swehli established a Tripoli headquarters in the Women’s
    Military College. Al-Swehli reportedly had as many as 200 combatants based in Tripoli,
    divided into two separate platoons, each led by a field commander.

  29. 8 september 2011

    Of the estimated 30,000 dead, about half are believed to have been Gadhafi's fighters, Barakat said.


    At least 4,000 people are still missing, either presumed dead or held prisoner in remaining Gadhafi strongholds, including his hometown of Sirte, Barakat told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Others killed in fighting were hastily buried, and are now being exhumed for identification.
    Search teams also continue to find secret graves of detainees killed by retreating Gadhafi forces.
    Just this week, they dug up more bodies in one area of the Libyan capital Tripoli and two other towns.
    Next week, worshippers will be asked to report the dead and missing in their families to the local mosques, said Barakat, in an attempt to get a more detailed figure.

    Of the estimated 30,000 dead, about half are believed to have been Gadhafi's fighters, Barakat said.

    He said he was told by Libya's new military officials that the Khamis Brigade, commanded by Gadhafi's son Khamis and a core force in Gadhafi's army, lost about 9,000 troops.

    17 september 2011
    There has been no explanation of the basis for either the council’s tally of 30,000 to 50,000 dead, or the number preferred by the new government’s minister of health, Naji Barakat, a more modest 25,000 to 30,000.

    April 14, 2011 Misurata’s population is roughly 400,000. In nearly two months of war,
    only 257 people — including combatants — have died there.
    Of the 949 wounded, only 22 — less than 3 percent — are women.
    If Khadafy were indiscriminately targeting civilians, women would comprise about half the casualties.

  30. Coalition air strikes have degraded Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's main ground forces by 30 to 40 percent, but the battle appears to be heading to a stalemate, the top U.S. military officer said on Friday.

    "It's certainly moving toward a stalemate," said Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. military's joint chiefs of staff, addressing U.S. troops during a visit to Baghdad.

    "At the same time we've attrited somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of his main ground forces, his ground force capabilities. Those will continue to go away over time."

    Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:09am EDT

    “I don’t think we’re probably going to get an accurate number until we really get more hands-on experience on the ground,” Cretz said on Wednesday, stating that US officials have seen figures ranging from 10,000 to 30,000, the Associated Press reported. Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:11PM

    04/17/11 Misrata Death Toll Hits 17

    10 June 2011 Misrata death toll rises to 31

  31. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2011/04/mccain_lands_in_libya_calls_re.html

    The visit from Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, came a day after the United States
    said it was deploying predator drones to Libya.

    McCain said the drones would increase NATO's capability in the war-torn North African country, but not enough to make up a shortfall in assets needed to break a "significant degree of stalemate."

    The senator was greeted by a crowd of roughly 100 Libyans waving American flags.

    On 24th May, the Alliance launched its largest attack to that point against
    positions in Tripoli, hitting around twenty targets in the area around Bab Al Aziziya.
    By this time NATO had carried out some 3,000 attacks,

    reducing Gaddafi’s forces by 50%.

    France and the UK had already sent combat heli-copters in order to make ground attacks more effective and as far as possible prevent diversionary manoeuvres by Gaddafi’s troops
    and the loss of civilian life.

    Meanwhile the situation at the besieged city of Misrata improved in the
    third week of May thanks to NATO air intervention, including the use of
    American unmanned Predator drones. p28


  32. The first of these TF 473 on May 2 using frigates not only as a floating artillery capable of hitting directly on objects but capable of providing a rapid and massive support for rebel forces in Misrata or Brega especially by the airmobile group.(GAM) 18 helicopters of different types.

    This action closer to the coast is further facilitated by the Franco-British raid on May 19
    on the three ports held by loyalist forces eliminating what was left of the Libyan navy,
    A total of 3,000 shells were fired from the two French frigates.


    This is not the first time NATO has been accused of negligence.
    At the end of March NATO ships are alleged to have ignored distress calls from a damaged refugee boat from Libya.

    A military helicopter spotted the boat but merely tossed the victims water bottles and crackers. The refugees waited in vain for rescue. According to the British Guardian newspaper an aircraft carrier in the vicinity also failed to respond.
    In the end, 61 people died of thirst.


    The Royal Canadian Air Force played a key role in the NATO bombing campaign against Gadhafi’s forces. Those airstrikes destroyed large parts of Libya’s military and are credited with allowing the group of rag-tag militias and assorted armed groups to eventually seize control of the country.


  33. The Libyan rebel movement’s primary embarrassment at the moment is that their claims
    of “50,000″ civilians slain by Moammar Gadhafi looks by early bodycounts to be about 49,000 too many.

    Bodies are turning up, however, and not the ones the rebels were hoping for.

    Instead, reports have the rebel forces dumping hundreds of bodies in a “pro-Gadhafi” cemetary with no identification, slain by the rebels for some unexplained reason.
    Just one cemetery reported some 800 unidentified corpses.

    The exact extent of the Libyan rebel crimes will likely remain unclear for some time,
    as the unexplained depopulation of entire towns and the Misrata militia’s penchant for attacking the refugee camps they ordered black people into has left massive numbers of people missing without a trace.September 18, 2011

  34. 17 september 2011

    In Misurata, a much smaller city than either Tripoli or Benghazi, the death toll was worse than anywhere else in Libya.
    Misurata’s authorities have identified 1,083 dead on all sides, according to Abu Bakr Triebe, the head of the Misurata Medical Bureau, with 2,000 believed missing.

    Called Funduq Al-Jannah - Arabic for Heaven Hotel - it is an execution ground where up to 1,000 of Gaddafi’s fighters were taken by the victorious rebel army, then slaughtered in cold-blooded vengeance.

    October 26, 2011
    "In Misrata and Zlitan between 15,000 and 17,000 were killed and Jebel Nafusa [the Western Mountains] took a lot of casualties," said Col. Hisham Buhagiar, a rebel commander. "Then there was Ajdabiyah, Brega. Many people were killed there too,"
    he said, referring to towns repeatedly fought over in eastern Libya.

    JULY 22: NATO attack helicopters have been conducting raids along the Libyan coastline
    from Brega to Zuwaya to destabilize loyalist forces. (Jane’s)

    JULY 21: NATO aircraft have flown 5,902 sorties over Libya and have carried out strikes against over 3,000 targets. NATO is confident that the air campaign has degraded Qaddafi’s military capabilities to the point where he is no longer capable of launching a major offensive. (Defenceweb)

    Edited on Thu Jul-21-11 07:05 AM by tabatha
    good morning free libya
    with good news from zlitan and brega in the next hours

    strukture of the khamis brigade now
    400 armchair -soldiers in tripoli left 60% from the higher ranks ,logistic etc not able to fight.
    mountain and misrata fronts about 3800 left 80%fresh recruits or mercs
    incoming 200-300per day but the same number run away

    since the beginning of the brega aktion
    daffis forces there lost over 150 vehikel and around 1500 men dead or wounded.
    the last stand for the mutassim brigade will be ras lanuf nothing from worth will come back to sirte.
    without aircover daffis situation there is hopeless.
    daffi can shot mutassim for retreating from brega ,one bad general less than

  35. 08-20-2011, 04:46 AM Urgent ... has been downloaded 1500 Thaer special forces led by Hifter in Tripoli by sea took control of Hotel Corinthia



    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 publicised 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:
    Clive Baldwin ‏ @cliveabaldwin 2 Sep

  36. 30 august 2011
    “Our main area of attention is a corridor… [leading up] to the eastern edge of Sirte,”
    Colonel Roland Lavoie said.

    Aired May 11, 2011 - 16:00:00 ET
    Now, meantime, NATO says it's run more than 6,000 air patrols in the first six weeks of its mission in Libya. More than a third of those were strike sorties.
    NATO's secretary-general says the allied jets are, and I quote, "steadily degrading Gadhafi's war machine."


    .Last Modified: 31 May 2011
    Another officer, General Salah Giuma Yahmed, said Gaddafi's army was weakening day
    by day, with the force reduced to 20 per cent of its original capacity

    June 05, 2011
    Both generals estimated that the armed forces were now at 20 per cent of their initial strength at the beginning of the fighting because of the losses and defections they had suffered.

    15 September 2011
    Around 15 percent of Kadhafi's forces are still operational, the alliance said.

  37. NATO said its warplanes bombed a number of military targets, including a rocket launcher, artillery and ammunition stores.

    September 29, 2011

    September 29, 2011 NTC fighter Fateh Marimri, who drove out of Sirte's eastern gate in what he said was a captured Gaddafi 4X4, reported fierce fighting around the Mahari Hotel.


    "Today's level of casualties was intense. We had some 40 fighters being treated of whom two died," he said, adding the average number of casualties in recent days had been about 20.

    The port and university lie on the northeastern side of Sirte but Gaddafi's compound and military bunkers lie in the centre and NTC fighters said they expected the fiercest resistance there.

    According to witnesses HRW interviewed, anti-Gaddafi rebels from the city of Misrata
    had been in control of that section of Sirte since early October Mahari Hotel


  38. October 3. ABU HADI
    Located 12 miles south of Sirte , fighters from Misrata have vandalized and looted the town. ( AFP)

    08 October 2011
    By early morning dozens of buildings were burning, and a thick black smoke enveloped the city.
    "They are screaming that people are dying everywhere," said a man listening into loyalist radio frequencies.

    Nato planes whirred overhead. "Since yesterday NATO has sent messages on the enemy's radio frequencies telling them to drop their weapons, and leave their tanks," said field officer Mohamed Shebti.

    The battle for Sirte is the culmination of the Nato supported eight month Libyan civil war."

    09 October 2011
    At least 18 people were killed and nearly 300 wounded in two days of clashes as Libya’s new regime fighters struggled to take full control of Muammar Qaddafi’s hometown of Sirte, medics said on Saturday. , 09 October 2011


    Nearly 1,100 NTC fighters were wounded and 120 killed in the past week alone in fighting around Sirte, according to doctors at the forces' field hospital.
    The Red Cross has said it expects to find more dead when it gets access to the city. Oct 16, 2011

    11 October 2011
    Furthermore, the NTC leadership are deeply implicated in the attacks on the civilian population of Sirte.
    Mustafa Abdel Jalil visited the brigades laying siege to the town on 11 October
    and declared that:

    ”You have the support of all the members of the transitional council.”



    “NTC Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil has said time and time again that he will not tolerate abuse of prisoners and has made it abundantly clear that he will investigate any such allegations.”

    15 October 2011
    NSNBC gave one of many reasons why loyalists won't quit.
    In one Sirte suburb rebels held briefly, "nine entire families, including toddlers, children,
    and elderly men and women were shot in cold blood
    as a statement of what awaits 'Ghadafi Loyalists.' "

    15 Oct 2011
    And the area around the grid of streets where anything between 200 and 500 loyalists are still holding out have become a killing ground, with loyalists, civilians and forces of the new Libyan government dying by the day.


  39. 20 october 2011 two hundred and sixty-seven dead in Sirte,– the day of liberation.

    Meanwhile, Red Cross officials have said they have found two hundred and sixty-seven dead in Sirte,
    most of whom they believe were killed late on Thursday – the day of liberation.

    at the scene of the Libyan leader’s capture Around 95 bodies were found in the immediate vicinity, many of them victims of Nato airstrikes


    survivors @ 0.44 @ 1.18 @ 1.32 @ 1.43 @ 2.05 @2.07 2.10 – 2.15 2.19 – 2.21 @ 2.24
    Sound of Shooting @ 2.28-2.36 See wall @ 4.06
    @ 2.35 - 2.43 - 3.07 3.33 - 3.44 smoke at the left side of the area
    See wall pic left bottom

    Libyan rebels abused and mass murdered Colonel Gaddafi, his son Mutassim,
    and 66 loyalists,

    SIRTE, October 20, 2011
    “I heard Muatassim on the radio this morning, and we think Number One might be here too,” said Osama Omar Muttawa Swehly, a commander from Misrata.
    His Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses nestled crown-like in his dreadlocks as he worked the radios. Behind him, fighters rigged a nylon rope tow package for a lime-green Jeep.

    Those who fought alongside the dead man fared no better. A line of sapped and filthy prisoners sat, backs to the wall, not far down the road from where Qaddafi had been captured.

    A fighter confided that there were 63 of them, and they were last seen loaded on a flatbed truck, hands zip-tied, on the road to Misrata.

    Later, a Human Rights Watch investigation determined they were the ones found at a hotel at Sirte’s western outskirts,


    torture centrum mahari hotel

    “We found 53 decomposing bodies, apparently Gaddafi supporters, at an abandoned hotel in Sirte [hrw]

    The remains of least 17 of the detainees in the video were later identified in a group of 66 bodies
    found at Sirte’s Mahari hotel, some still with their hands tied behind their back

    Since the beginning of the NATO operation 9,658 strike sorties, have been conducted.
    Sorties conducted 23 OCTOBER: 42 /Strike sorties conducted 23 OCTOBER: 12

  40. nearly 600 bodies were found in Sirte
    An Al Jazeera video, uploaded 26 October 2011, mentions NTC member Mohammed Nasr Al-Harizi - محمد نصر الحريزي - who says nearly 600 bodies were found in Sirte, including the 53 in the Hotel - footage of Hotel, Trench, graves footage of the same cemetery Reuters filmed.


    CBS reported 572 bodies ‘and counting’ in Sirte, including 300, ‘many of them with their hands tied behind their backs and shot in the head’, collected and buried in a mass grave.

    Remi OCHLIK/IP3 - LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA Sirte : .Volunteers from Sirte take DNA samples as they bury in mass graves around
    300 peoples found in the ruins of the city on October 25, 2011.

    Several of the victims wore fatigues. The hands of one man, who looked to be in his 20s, were bound behind his back. Several victims wore bandages, leading the volunteers to speculate that they had been patients at the city’s main hospital who were detained when the former rebels captured it.

    Complicating any investigation is the fact that the bodies, which were found clustered together, were already in an advanced state of decomposition when they were viewed by HRW observers on October 23rd.
    HRW noted that the “condition of the bodies suggests the victims were killed approximately one week prior to their discovery, between October 14 and October 19.

    Peter Bouckaert, Emergencies Director at Human Rights Watch, was in Sirte to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Muammar Gaddafi and his son. 
    Peter Bouckaert visited the scene of the battle that culminated in the capture of the Gaddafis and reported his findings in a video that was shared on Twitter by Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch.


    Oct. 30,2011 A mass grave with the bodies of more 50 people have been found in Sirte,

    Earlier workers of human right organizations found a mass grave with 247 bodies in one of the hotel in Sirte.

    human-rights activist Hassan Alsbaey tells of young men being snatched by militiamen
    and taken to Misrata. “I am afraid to leave the city and go to Tripoli. You have to pass through checkpoints and the moment the Misratans see you are from Sirte, they abuse you,”
    “Working on human rights here is very scary,”

    Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

    1. http://www.alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/23450/

      Publication 2014.06.19

      Search for mass graves

      Officials complain about the lack of capabilities to search for mass graves in Sirte

      The Director of the Office of the Ministry of care to families of martyrs and missing persons in Sirte Tariq Zeidan explains the difficulties they face during their search for the graves ...

  41. Apr 3, 2012
    According to its own records, NATO launched 9,700 “strike sorties”: 6,300 were military,

    meaning that NATO hit 3,400 civilian targets.38

    According to the UN’s human rights mission, on average 60 civilians died for every twenty strikes: approximately three civilians per strike.39

    If we multiply 3 by 9,700 divided by 20, it can be estimated that 1,455 civilians
    died as a result of NATO strikes,

    added to the 1,300 who reportedly died in a single NATO attack.40

    In total, NATO probably killed around 2,700 civilians by direct bombing
    (about the same number as NATO’s Serbian-Kosovar victims),

    and of course many more will die from the cancer and deformities caused by depleted uranium.

    In May 2011, Foreign Policy Journal’s Thomas C. Mountain reported that
    NATO aircraft are routinely equipped with anti-armor missiles fitted with depleted uranium war heads. It has been widely reported that NATO has fired hundreds of anti-armor missiles in many parts of Libya, including in the immediate environs of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
    This means that thousands of kilos of depleted uranium have been used in Libya in the past weeks. … Irradiate the Libyan people to save the Libyan people? How else could you describe the NATO attack on Libya?41


    NATO, on the other hand, has failed to track, investigate, or make amends to civilians unintentionally harmed by its military actions. RI and CIVIC interviewed civilians who claimed
    to have lost members of their family, including children, as well as their homes in NATO



    it was NATO’s massive military involvement which brought down Gaddafi.
    NATO’s bombing campaign--- 20,000 sorties, with more than 7,500 strikes against ground targets--- pulverised Gaddafi’s military infrastructure.

    And, contrary to official denials, Western military personnel,
    in unmarked combat clothing, not only provided training to the rebels
    but also accompanied them in their operations

  42. Libyan army 2011 Numbers: 76,000 active personnel,
    plus a reserve or people's militia of some 40,000.
    - 6,000 defectors

    The uprising ostensibly has 6,000 trained soldiers from defecting battalions 05 Mar 2011

    6,300 strikes were military

    Main Battle Tanks - 800, although many are thought to be inoperable.

    Reconnaissance vehicles - 120.

    Armoured Infantry Fighting vehicles - 1,000.

    Armoured personnel carriers - 945.

    8 Mar 2011

    Inside 1 tank at least 3 persons

    1 military vehicle : at least 22 + 2 drivers

    NATO Air flight intensively in the sky of the city of Brega, as well as the west of Ajdabiya.
    It was the bombing of a convoy of 25 cars al-Gaddafi, the northwest area near Ajdabiya bitter plug. قرب منطقة مرير قابس.

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 Libyan city of Misrata reported to be secure after Gaddafi forces retreat There is a former hospital where his tanks were based. All the tanks and the hospital were destroyed. A column of tanks was destroyed on the edge of the city. [...]
    All that is left is [sic] the snipers and our fighters can take care of them." / wikinews

    01:11 Direct from Misratah CONFIRMED: Gaddafi’s forces which are stationed in the square near the Central Hospital have been targeted with air strikes. The fighter jets are still flying above Misratah

    On 2 April The rebels said that NATO airstrikes that day focused mainly
    on the Abdul Raouf neighborhood, in the southern part of Misrata.

    They also said they had fought Gaddafi's forces in Souwa, the western part of Misrata, where they claimed to have destroyed one tank and killed six loyalist soldiers.

    More than 100 members of Gadhafi’s forces were killed Wednesday, half of them on the southern front (of Abdul-Rauf), said Fathi Bashaagha, Misrata military-NATO coordinator.

    On 25 April As a large loyalist force was approaching the port, NATO planes struck.
    They hit six military vehicles and seven technicals, stopping the advance.[179]

    On 27 April, for the first time in two months, civilians were able to enter the vegetable market, where loyalist forces had been stationed for the better part of the battle.
    Five tanks, one mobile anti-aircraft system, and one fuel tanker were left destroyed at the market following NATO air-strikes.[180] / wikipedia

  43. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/06/article-2228617-15E05672000005DC-444_634x411.jpg

    Inside 1 bus 55 men { shahat february, benghazi 20 march , kikla july 2011 ,
    qasir bin ghasir area al afia clinic august 22 2011

    But when French jets bombed Libyan government forces retreating from Benghazi,
    they attacked a column of 14 tanks, 20 armoured personnel carriers, some trucks and ambulances.

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

    killed over 35,000 such human beings

    “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).

    But they don’t count, any more than the thousands of young men in Gaddafi’s army who innocently imagined that they too were part of ‘the Libyan people’ and were only doing their duty to the state counted when they were incinerated by Nato’s planes or extra-judicially executed en masse after capture, as in Sirte.



  44. Libyan authorities are making good faith efforts to respond to civilian harm by providing much needed financial compensation to af-fected families.

    In April, Ali Tarhouni, the acting Minister of Finance and Oil, established a fund to provide assistance to the families of those killed, detained or wounded during the conflict.
    Staffed by volunteers, it currently operates in most of the major cities in Libya.

    As of late September, the fund had registered 5,249 victims,
    and provided monthly assistance to approximately 4,000 through Libya’s unfrozen assets.


    But the ministry admits that most of those who were on the wrong side last year
    are too scared to come forward.


    The Ministry for Martyrs and the Missing, set up at the end of last year, has about 800 revolutionaries on its missing file, and believes the figures are far higher for Gaddafi loyalists, many of whom were hapless conscripts killed in the last battles.

  45.  2012-08-24 Turmoil Continues in Libya, Reaching So-Called National Congress

    “We know that Gaddafi loyalists are behind these bombings” says a source close to the country’s newly elected president Muhammad Muqaryef.
    In the last few months, the security services have intensified the campaign against the late dictator’s loyalists in strongholds such as Bani Walid and Tarhuna


    Bani Walid october 2012Despite this relatively weak support within the GNC, the military power of the revolutionary camp and the close connections between certain deputies and the evolutionary brigades involved made the operation possible.

    Salah Badi from Misrata and Mohamed al-Kilani from Zawiya,
    both leaders of revolutionary brigades as well as GNC members, participated actively in the military offensive.

    The GNC spokes-man, Omar Ahmidan from Zliten, helped disseminate false reports


    the Security Committee of the city of Tarhuna is chaired by Abdul Aleem Saedi,
    while Embarek Alftmani aka “Bin Laden” is in charge of the Security Committee of Bin Walid.

    19 october 2012






    Mustard gas has extremely powerful vesicant effects on its victims. In addition, it is strongly mutagenic and carcinogenic, due to its alkylating properties. It is also lipophilic.
    Because people exposed to mustard gas rarely suffer immediate symptoms, and mustard-contaminated areas may appear completely normal, victims can unknowingly receive high dosages.

    Tripoli march 5 2012
    The Libyan government should urgently increase security for the roughly 12,000 displaced people from Tawergha in western Libya,Human RightsWatch said today.Nearly a month after militias raided a Tawergha camp in Janzur,
    shooting dead one man,three women, and three children
    ,that camp and others still lack adequate protection ,Human Rights Watch said

    Have Black skin in Libya is a crime! Even children are not spared




  46. https://www.facebook.com/victimsohr?fref=photo&sk=photos


    Mainstream "Concern" Over Rebel Torture January 28, 2012

    7000 plus pro Gadhafi loyalists acknowledged as imprisoned by the TTC,,
    80% identified by name, the Committee for Justice for the Disappeared, claim that there are
    more than 35,000 Libyans being held secretly by militia that are outside the control

    and sometimes even the knowledge of the essentially powerless TNC.


    Reports of Torture February 29, 2012
    Doctors Without Borders suspended its operations in Misrata on Jan. 26, saying detainees were being tortured and denied medical care. During the six months that its teams spent working in Misrata’s detention centers, they treated 115 people for torture-related wounds. The group said it reported all cases to the authorities and that no action was taken.

    amnesty report may 2012


    Public criticism of the thuwwar, who are widely hailed as heroes, is uncommon.
    Even officials, activists, journalists, lawyers and victims of human rights violations who privately acknowledge the prevailing lawlessness and abuses committed by the thuwwar do not raise their concerns in public, fearing reprisals.
    Their fears are justified.
    Outspoken individuals have been dubbed the “fifth column”, as alleged al-Gaddafi loyalists are commonly called,
    and faced threats and intimidation – entrenching the climate of self-censorship.


  47. ‘Since late August, armed militia have arrested and detained as many as 2,500 people in Tripoli and al-Zawiya. During late August and September, Amnesty researchers visited 11 detention facilities in and around Tripoli and in al-Zawiyah, and interviewed approximately 300 prisoners.’

    Their latest report ‘Detention Abuses Staining the New Libya’ , answers a question
    I posed in a recent article here. What was the new regime doing to its opponents?

    September 18, 2011 

    At least 50 men were arrested from a pair of refugee camps for Tawergha residents in Tripoli on Sept. 11 by fighters from Misrata. On Friday, 35 of them were in Shuhada Mgasbah, another school that serves as the city's other rebel-run prison, which now houses more than 500 prisoners. The fate of the other men was unclear. In addition to the two prisons in Misrata, the rebels hold at least 2,000 in four other locations in Tripoli.

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/09/18/124456/prisons-grow-as-rebels-pursue.html#storylink=cpy

    According to Akhbar Libya, the number of prisoners Pro Gaddafi is 15 000 prisoners in Benghazi which 3500 are in the prison El-Kouifiya, 5200 in the seat of Nida El Watan
    and the rest scattered in other prisons.

    At the military police prison in Bouhdima, holding some 380 individuals accused of being
    soldiers or volunteers with the former government, investigations by the military prosecution
    had started, although many detainees – some arrested as early as March 2011 – complained of severe delays.
    At the time of writing, only two cases had been referred to trial. In one,
    involving some 40 suspects accused in relation to the establishment of the Call Brigade(Katibat al-Nida)

    In June 2012, Farkash learned that people were being tortured in underground prisons in Benghazi. What made the discovery particularly upsetting was that the largest of these torture chambers was located in the 17th of February revolutionary camp, right down the street from the apartment where he was living. Farkash had always thought of the 17th of February crew as the good guys.
    The person who had told him about the torture chambers was a member of the Libyan state security apparatus, and Farkash was afraid to act. “I realized it was too dangerous to say anything,” Farkash says, still looking horrified.

    There are now over eight thousand pro-Qaddafi fighters in Libyan prisons. They have no charges framed against them. Many have been tortured, and several have died (including Halah al-Misrati, the Qaddafi era newscaster)

    november 2012

    Today, those killed in Libya since the assassination of Gaddafi until now exceed 15,000.

    Pro-western International human rights organizations talk about imaginary numbers of detainees in
    secret prisons run by armed teenagers with no moral or legal controls, where all forms of torture
    and persecution are practiced against innocent people, and where the detainees are considered guilty until proven innocent. The judicial system is absolutely broken, and ex-criminals are in charge of security


  48. Monday, February 25, 2013

    Last January the Libyan government suddenly came with a figure of 4700 losses on the rebel side while claiming that for the Gaddafi side "the death toll may be about the same as among revolutionaries, if not indeed less."

    The prior estimates assumed that - due to NATO bombs - the number of casualties among Gaddafi supporters would be higher. There would also be a total of 2100 missing.

    This death toll of some 10 to 12,000 raises with me questions:
    - the reduction to a quarter is quite extreme.
    - in the talk page of the Wikipedia page discussing the casualties it is mentioned that the Libyan government was not very cooperative with journalists who wanted to do their own investigations.
    - there is not - as we got used to in the Balkans - a list of names with places and causes of death on the internet so that people can check for themselves.
    - the article doesn´t mention civilian casualties.
    - both sides have killed prisoners. It is unclear whether these casualties are included.


    8 january 2013 Deputy minister of martyrs says 4,700 rebel supporters died and 2,100
    are missing, down from 2011's estimate of 25,000
    Ali Gadour/Pots , as minister for Martyrs and the Missing (replacing Sami Al-Saadi who resigned);

    Miftah Duwadi, the deputy minister of martyrs and missing persons
    Jan 8 2013 Deputy minister of martyrs says 4,700 rebel supporters died and 2,100 are missing, down from 2011's estimate of 25,000

    Arguments about casualty figures have become bound up in bitter political disagreements about the 2011 conflict. Opponents of Nato's armed intervention in support of the uprising often argue that it caused many more deaths than would have been the case without it.


    Miftah Duwadi, the deputy minister of martyrs and missing persons, told the Libya Herald newspaper that the numbers for revolutionary losses were still being checked but officials did not expect any major changes.

    Muftah Al-Dawadi (left)

  49. 6:39 AM - 27 Mar 2011 Libyan revolutionary forces control Ben Jawwad
    and march towards Naofalia
    and then on towards the valley of Harrawa #Feb17 #Libya

    28-03-11 Foreign mercenaries caught near Bin jawad being brought back to Benghazi (courthouse)
    at least three apparently black men, maybe six or eight, sits at the bottom of the cage.

    The stated date of the video matches up with the actual battle.

    This version of the video claims a post/origin date of 30 Mar, which coincides with the first video.

    It's odd to me that if this date is true (I haven't been able to find a version of this video with an earlier upload date), then the rebels were still holding public executions from their capital building past the initial "chaos" that is usually cited to excuse such behavior.


  50. the Bosnia laboratory two years ago and immediately demonstrated to be fraudulent.

    DNA to learn more about their identity as the bodies were affected by the poor conservation ...
    a mass grave found containing 159 bodies, and another containing about 11 bodies ... ..
    said Colonel Hamid Hassi battalion commander in the national army.


    16 March 2013: Bin Jawad was the scene of intense fighting during the revolution, resulting in up to 60 deaths with a further 700 people declared missing.
    The mass grave, which was unearthed in December 2011, contained the remains of some 170 rebel fighters killed during the Battle of Bin Jawad.


    16 March 2013: The ICMP also found two positive matches
    not connected to Bin Jawad which, it said, pertained to
    “persons whose unidentified mortal remains were kept in a refrigerator in a Tripoli hospital since 1984.”

    This project was funded by the UK, which pledged $650,000 to the ICMP in February this year to help Libya find and name those who disappeared under the old regime.

    Imam Musa Sadr case
    That research is nearing completion and publication awaits DNA results from body samples more credible
    than the ones offered by the Bosnia laboratory two years ago and immediately demonstrated to be fraudulent.

    The story of why that particular lab was chosen and by who
    goes to the essence of the current stonewalling campaign with respect to informing the public
    about what exactly happened to Imam Sadr and his partners on 8/3l/1978 in Tripoli, Libya

    Al Sadr 's body 22 august 2011
    Abdul Jalil also commented on the discovery of a mass grave in Libya, saying
    the country’s officials had discovered the clothes of Imam Sadr.

    He added, “We believe the body of Imam Moussa Sadr is among the other bodies in the mass grave.” Al Arabiya interview


    The Libyan authorities have commissioned a judge to pursue the case.

    28 November 2012 Mansour al-Kikhia

    @FromJoanne : Unconfirmed reports that Mansour #Kikhia remains were found Abducted in #Cairo #Egypt 1993 #GaddafiCrimes #Libya via #MaghmoudShammam


  51. 29 march 2013

    Bani Walid Receives its Martyrs from Misrata Prisons


    When residents of Benghazi – the heartland of the revolution – protested against militia rule in June last year, 32 people were killed in what became known as "Black Saturday".
    In another protest in Tripoli last November, 46 died and 500 were injured.

    June 14, 2013
    Libya: No Impunity for ‘Black Saturday’ Benghazi Deaths

    Impunity was a serious problem.
    The scarcely functioning criminal courts struggled to try abusive Qadhafi-era officials,
    but generally skirted the pressing problem of abuses during the year by post-Qadhafi militias, in part because of militia intimidation of judges.

    When authorities did attempt to conduct trials, threats and acts of violence often influenced and curtailed judicial proceedings.
    Aside from adopting but not yet implementing legislation to provide a new legal framework and sponsoring dialogues on its implementation throughout the country, the government did not take concrete steps by year's end to advance transitional justice.
    There were rare investigations and still fewer prosecutions of those believed to have committed abuses.

    Impunity Rules: Libya Passes Controversial Amnesty law

    “If the NTC fails to investigate this crime it will signal that those who fought against Gaddafi can do anything without fear of prosecution,” he said.

    wanted for justice

    03 September 2013
    The hunger strikers were demanding that they be taken before a prosecutor or formally charged since many had been held without charge for two years.

    October 2013


    2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – Libya

    Abdulmajeed Saad prosecutor : Their fate is either the death penalty or life imprisonment.

  52. 2014


    In its 2011 report, Amnesty International documented a number of flagrant war crimes carried out by the so called “freedom fighters” of Libya who, despite being hailed in the Western media as “liberators”, used the opportunity of the war to carry out mass executions of black Libyans as well as rival clans and ethnic groups.

    It wasn’t until July of 2011 that HRW would admit that Libyan rebels were carrying out systematic abuses of their own, and even then they were whitewashed and excused.

    Still, there is a case to make for continuing to investigate Libya and, in particular, investigate alleged crimes perpetrated by the rebels, or thuwar.
    In her statement, Bensouda specifically mentioned Tawergha, a town outside of Misrata


    Nevertheless, it would be premature to suggest that new indictments will be issued any time soon. If the ICC was keen on issuing arrest warrants against members of Libya’s thuwar it could have done so long ago.
    October 11th, 2014
    Badi: no fear of the International Criminal Court. #Misrata

    Even Human Rights Watch, which vigorously suppressed the truth about ethnic cleansing carried out against black Libyans while it was happening, was forced to admit crimes against humanity in Libya, specifically the forced displacement of the Tawergha ethnic group.

    Naturally, these revelations came much too late to save the many innocent black Libyans,
    particularly in the Fezzan province, who were slaughtered by the rebels backed by US-NATO.

  53. board member of the National Commission for Human Rights Libyan Abdel Moneim Qrimidh received the news of the implementation of physical liquidation cases
    against six of military prisoners four days ago.

    سجن «السكت» Prison «Assakt»


    الإحداثيات:   32°19'22"N   15°0'38"E


    50 prisoners from the Libyan army has been taken out of court
    Call between Maqrif and Abuzaakouk that one of the sons of Lhalboss killed
    more than 50 prisoners of members of the Libyan army when they left the court in a bus cursed

    118 violent deaths in October to date in #Libya, 1859 since start of 2014


  54. https://twitter.com/dovenews/status/529611310661926912

    Mon Nov 3, 2014

    The Libyan military has urged residents of a central district of Benghazi to evacuate as it pushes ahead with an offensive against militants in the country's second-largest city.

    “The chief of staff asks all residents of the Assabri district to leave by 12:00 noon [on Monday],” Ahmed al-Mesmari, spokesman for the chief of staff, said on Sunday.

    Assabri is the main commercial area of the eastern city and also home to its seaport, which is employed for wheat and petrol imports.He did not give details, but the army had previously said that members of the so-called Ansar al-Sharia militant group had escaped there after the army had captured other districts.

    In a separate development, the Red Crescent evacuated Benghazi’s main childbirth hospital due to clashes close by. The childbirth clinic, which will be moved to another hospital, was struck several times.

    Libya’s army, supported by forces loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar, has launched an operation against militant groups in the coastal city. At least 230 people have been killed since the offensive started.

    Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

    The ouster of Gaddafi gave rise to a patchwork of heavily-armed militias and deep political divisions.

    After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children and some 3,000 other members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community after they were caught in crossfire between Islamist militias and pro-government forces in the embattled eastern city of Benghazi.

    "Some of us had to jump in garbage trucks to escape. The horror makes you do anything," the 45-year-old Mohammed said of the frantic escape Friday under a hail of bullets, rockets and mortars. "There was no other option amid all the destruction."

  55. British media is reporting that some 300 Libyans, hand picked by the british military are being sent back to Libya after a multi-million pound military training program with them at a barracks near cambridge saw around a dozen of these Libyans engaging in sexual assaults both on and off military premises including accusations of rape of a man in a local park.

    Other incidents includes head-butting british military officers and another trainer being threatened by a group of these Libyans.


    These are not Libyan 'soldiers' as the british mainstream are calling them, as there is no Libyan army but death squads, and hundreds of them that are terrorising Libya.
    These death squads were incubated and unleashed on Libya during the six month long nato war of aggression in 2011. 

  56. http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-was-muammar-qaddafi-libya-s-wealth-redistribution-project/27327?print=1

    About six months before the conflict erupted in Libya, Mahmoud Jibril actually met with Bernard-Henri Lévy in Australia to discuss forming the Transitional Council and deposing Colonel Qaddafi. [4

    When the problems erupted in Benghazi, Mahmoud Jibril immediately went to Cairo, Egypt. He told his colleagues that he would be back in Tripoli soon, but he had no intention of returning.
    In reality, he went to Cairo to meet the leaders of the Syrian National Council and Lévy.

    They were all waiting for him inside Cairo to coordinate the events in Libya and Syria.
    This is one of the reasons that the Transitional Council has recognized the Syrian National Council as the legitimate government of Syria.

    11499_-1.docx – WikiLeaks
    In a message titled "Al-Qadhafi's Dog, known as Abd-al-Jalil, has started to incite and mobilize against the free Islamist revolutionaries," posted by "Abu-Muhajir," user number 601, thread 123345, the author responds to statements Mustafa Abd-al-Jalil made to Al-Jazirah about his willingness to resign if revolutionaries acted "brutally," with special reference to "extremists" among their ranks. He asks: "Has the dog Mustafa Abd-al-Jalil forgotten that he, personally, was the legal cover for the crimes, brutality, and animalism of Al-Qadhafi?..Will this dog go even further, or will he retreat and apologize to the free, Muslim people of Libya and bring this situation to an end? Is this an agreed-upon signal for NATO to set up a new Green Zone government in Libya?..Is this a starting point for a war against Islam in liberated Libya, which was liberated by Islamists in the first place?"

    November 27th, 2012 At present, it is essential for Libyan freedom fighters to support Syrian freedom fighters. Syrian freedom fighters are advancing in Syria, liberating Aleppo and province of Dayr-al-Zawr, and it is essential for Libyan freedom fighters to send Libyan volunteers to Syrian freedom fighters up to 60000 Libyan freedom fighters, and to supply Libyan weapons, especially machine guns, anti-aircraft missiles, anti-tank missiles, rocket launchers and munitions, to support the Syrian attack.


  57. July 26, 2013 ·

    dead toll Libyan mercenaries 1807 in Syria


    August 11, 2013

    In the case of Syria, based on the reported killed by nationality the Flashpoint Global Partners study reports that Libya is the undisputed leader at 21% (59) versus Saudi Arabia at 16% (44). However, Tunisian fighters also represented 16% (44) of the total.

    ISIS to launch TV station based in Sirte: report

    The threat of the Islamic State (IS) expanding into Libya has become a reality,
    according to UN envoy Bernardino León.October 20, 2014
    Several Libyan organizations recently announced their loyalty to IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. This has confirmed speculations that IS has penetrated Lybian public institutions.

    “Reports showed that members subordinate to the IS organization have started to move into the African Sahel Region,” León told the Saudi TV news channel Al-Arabiya.

    Lybian Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni also confirmed that groups loyal to the IS are presently in the city of Derna and other Libyan towns.

    Media outlets and social network users have featured a video showing a military parade for the Islamist militia group Ansar Al-Sharia in Derna. The group called on people to attend a mass gathering to pledge allegiance to IS. The clip shows IS fighters who have not been seen in public before.

    Despite repeated calls to consider Ansar Al-Sharia a terrorist group, Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood refused to ratify any laws that could hinder Ansar Al-Sharia’s plans.

    1. Some names of Libyans killed in Syria 2013 :

      الياس حسين كارة Elias Hussein hater /Kara

      جهاد سليمان الاسطى Solomon Jihad Usta

      علي المرغني Ali Marghany

      أحمد ارجب المسماري Ahmed Arajab Mismari

      زكرياء الامين Zakaria secretary/Amin


      Ahmed Jibril, Adam Alharatne,

      Mohammed Salem Tagouris

      Aladdin Mohammed Badi

      Mustafa Riggae


  58. February 6, 2014

    Country Number of Fighters Killed Missing

    Libya 4,400 2,893 783


  59. Defendants held in Misrata transferred to Tripoli for court hearing

    17 November 2014:

    The eight Qaddafi-regime era officials being held in Misrata were transferred to Tripoli
    to appear in court yesterday as part of a slow-moving trial that includes Qaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam.

    There were 31 defendants in the dock at Tripoli Appeals Court in Hadba Prison yesterday, including the eight from Misrata, the Head of the Investigations department at the Attorney General’s office, Sadiq Al-Sour told the Libya Herald.

    Another defendant was transferred from a prison facility at Mitiga Airport, he said.

    There had been no previous mention of one of the defendants being detained in Mitiga, and it is not yet clear who this individual was.

    A media representative at Hadba prison today confirmed that the man from Mitiga,
    who he did not name, was now being held in Hadba prison, upon orders of the Attorney General’s office. Without specifying names or numbers, he said some of the defendants had been returned to Misrata while others remained at Hadba.

    Saif again did not appear in court via video link from the mountain town of Zintan
    where he is currently being held.

    november 18, 2014.

    When the Supreme Court failed to follow the parliament and government to Tobruk
    the court should have been declared illegitimate.

    Two members of the Court opposed to the ruling have reportedly now fled to Tobruk.

    The jihadist militias fighting the Libyan Army in Benghazi, which are in complete control of Derna, are in an alliance known as the Libyan Dawn
    which is dominated by the Ansar al-Sharia militia
    which has now formally announced its affiliation to the so-called Islamic State of ISIS, where they started flying the ISIS flag even before the formal announcement of affiliation.

    It is assumed that the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated alliance of militias in control of Tripoli known as Libyan Shield were responsible for the symbolic attacks against the two embassies

    This curious sort of moral equivalence has been encouraged by a ruling of the Libyan Supreme Court two weeks ago that the legitimate parliament in Tobruk was unconstitutional.

    The Court had remained in Tripoli and when it announced it would hear a case challenging the elected parliament the legitimate government made the mistake of participating in the proceedings.

    This was naïve on the part of the government for the Court was now meeting in an environment in which any ruling against Libyan Shield could result in arrest or even assassination.

  60. 14 November 2014: UN not allowed private meeting with Saadi during prison visit |


    The visit has only come to public attention after the head of the investigation department
    for the General Attorney's office, Sadiq Al-Sour, cited .

    3 November 2014

    A Libyan court on Sunday postponed until Nov. 16 the trial of ex-officials who served under former leader Muammar Gaddafi.
    The trial of 23 defendants took place in Tripoli's al-Hadba prison. However, the first defendant, Saif Al-Gaddafi, did not appear at the session for technical reasons that prevented linking the closed circuit of the courtroom of the city of Zintan where he is jailed.

    14 April 2014
    The trial began a day after interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni announced his resignation after an attack on his family and following the ousting of the previous prime minister barely a month ago


    Libyan prosecutors opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and more than two dozen of his ex-officials on Monday (April 14) in a major test for the North African state's transition to a democracy.
    Gaddafi's sons Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam did not appear in the courtroom at Tripoli's Al-Hadba prison.

    "Seif al-Islam Muammar al-Gaddafi, at the rehabilitation centre in Zintan, as well as

    Mansour Daaw, Milad Daman and four others accused were not brought to court,"
    said Chief investigator Sadiq al-Sour.

    Al Sadiq al-Sour, an official from Libya's prosecutor general office, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli June 17, 2013.


    Sour said that a trial involving Saif al-Islam, Senussi and others would begin
    in the first half of August: "This will be a big trial involving all the defendants together.
    Trying them individually will weaken the case."

  61. Eye on the General National Congress, June 15 - June 30, Sadiq al-Sour’s appointment as Attorney General

    GNC Member and Official Spokesman Omar Humaidan noted that in regards to the first item, the GNC has issued a decree appointing Sadiq al-Sour to the post of Attorney General and must take the legal oath before the GNC.

    The GNC held its last session following the Supreme Constitutional Court‘s ruling declaring Ahmed Maiteeq’s election “unconstitutional.” The GNC affirmed its commitment to uphold the Court ruling.

    Jun 14 2014
    The Supreme Judicial Council was surprised by the GNC’s decree to dismiss Attorney General Abdulgader Jumaa Radwan and appoint Sadiq al-Sour as Chief Prosecutor
    to the Office of the Attorney General. The Supreme Judicial Council emphasized that the GNC decree encroaches on the judiciary, whose independence is guaranteed in the Constitutional Declaration.

    Attorney General Abdulqader Radwan has written to both the presidents of both  Supreme Court and the Judges High Council  requesting them to take a clear stand against the interference of the General National Congress (GNC) in the judiciary.

    Radwan referred to the GNC session of 10 June in which he, Radwan was dismissed and Sadiq Al-Sour appointed in his place, saying he considers this to be GNC obstruction of the authority of judiciary authority. Al-Sour has thus far declined to accept the appointment.
    “It was just a desperate reaction against the Supreme Court ruling on the illegality of Maetig’s election,” Congressman Abdullah Ghmati told Libya Herald.

    The Libyan Judges Organization (LJO) has  in fact already  formally condemned the Radwan’s firing  and called up the GNC to cancel it.

    The First Deputy President of Congress, Ezzeddin Al-Awami, maintained  that the GNC session of 10 June was illegitimate because of it lacked the required quorum, making it powerless to  approve any decision taken that day.

    19th June, 2014
    In its 11th meeting of 2014, held on Monday, the Council discussed the issue of the recent dismissal of Abdulqader Radwan and the appointment of Sadiq Al-Sour as his replacement. Sour, for his part,turned down the appointment citing his desire to respect the rule of law and proper processes in place for such appointments. Radwan wrote a letter to the Council asking it to take a clear stand against the actions of the GNC. Following Tuesday’s meeting the Council released a statement saying that the jurisdiction of the appointment of Attorney General belongs to the Supreme Judicial Council and is based on a decision made by the Council, a decision based on very specific articles in the laws regarding the judicial system. Furthermore, the Council stated that it considers the GNC’s actions regarding the General Attorney an infringement of the legislative authority on the judicial authority.
    The Council pointed out that the constitutional declaration stipulated “its independence as part of the implementation of the separation of powers principle.”
    In recent comments to the Libya Herald, made after the Supreme Court ruled that the GNC’s election of Ahmed Maetig as Prime Minister was illegitimate and after Maetig stepped aside, prominent political figures in Libya weighed in on this issue of separation of powers


    "An investigation was started to look into what was reported on social media websites and by Libyan channels ... regarding Abu Sahmain, head of the General National Congress," the office of Attorney General Abdelqadir Rawdan said in a statement.

    Sadiq al-Sour, head of the attorney general's investigations department, told Reuters: "There will be a complete investigation with all people involved."

  62. Question if Originally there were 36 ex-regime figures on trial, including Senussi,
    why are there now only 31? & why 1 in Mitiga?

    The mock trial for Saif Gaddafi and 36 officials of the Jamahiriya was postponed again today.

    The next hearing is scheduled for November 30, 2014.

    31 defendants were present, however Saif Gaddafi was again excluded, the Zintan brigades claiming that security prevented them from providing a closed circuit video link to the Tripoli proceedings.

    During today’s show trial,
    observers noted that there was an absence of adequate security
    and that the majority of prisoners had no defense counsel present.

    The status of detainees remains an outstanding concern.

    Abdullah Senussi began a hunger strike two weeks ago. His family have not issued a public statement. Neither has his defense team.
    (Abdullah Al Senussi on Hunger Strike)


    17 Nov 2014

    Violent Clashes at Mitiga Base Coincide with Transfer of Defendants from Misrata to Show Trial

    At least 2 people were killed and several injured during violent clashes at Mitiga base on Sunday.
    This occurred the same day that a mock trial was held in Tripoli and prisoners were being transported to Hadba Prison through Mitiga from Misrata, and one unnamed prisoner who was detained at Mitiga.

    This highlights the danger prisoners are exposed to when trials are being held on militia territory. 


  63. November 17, 2014


    Unverified images of fighters, who allegedly carried out suicide bombings in Libya,
    were published on a website affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
    The website claimed that the fighters were affiliated with the group.

    It further stated that the fighters hail from Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
    The publication comes days after an audio recording was released,
    in which a fighter pledges allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi
    on behalf of fighters across Libya, “out of obedience to the word of God”.

    The audio recording states that there are brigades of fighters in Libya’s three “states”: Barqa, Fezzan, and Tripoli. These three encompass the entire Libyan country.

    This audio recording was followed by another one, attributed to Al-Baghdadi. In the recording he said that the “Islamic State has expanded to include” Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya,
    and Algeria. He added that he accepts the pledges made to him from these countries.


    Libya Dawn's Hassi admits fighting alongside terrorists in interview held at NOC HQ:

    The #oil money/funding terror nexus is pretty obvious.

    1. Gotta love that "word of God" that comes whenever Baghdadi (and the CIA?) are ready for it...

  64. https://www.whisperingbell.com/blog/libya this is a blog on libya security news


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