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Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Instigator of racist violence, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo,  confirmed late on Sunday that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had been detained by “rebel special forces” according to The Telegraph. “Saif was captured in Libya,” he said. “We have confidential information from different sources that we have within Libya confirming this.” Libyan rebels had said earlier that they had detained […]

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Bombing of Zlitan by the RAF

This is an update on the recent HRI report on the RAF bombing of Zlitan which reportedly killed 85 civilians including children. According to the BBC (who have avoided reporting that the RAF as the perpetrator): Almost 48 hours after the first strike hit the cluster of buildings in the countryside to the south of Zlitan, […]

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Tawergha no longer exists, only Misrata

Tawergha has been taken by rebel forces from Misrata, according to a report by Andrew Simmons for Al Jazeera. Unfortunately, the mainstream media has not been giving any context to the battle for Tawergha, so most viewers will be entirely ignorant of the significance of this event. Rebel forces from Misrata, including one of their […]

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Zliten NATO bombings: “No evidence of civilian casualties”

More bombings in Zlitan / Zliten / زليتن‎ WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT (DEAD CHILDREN): The reaction of the Libyan government spokesperson: Tweet of UK Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Communications Officer and Ministry of Defence spokesman on military operations: http://twitter.com/#!/UKMilOps/status/100522003202711552 At the 9 August NATO press conference, NATO spokesman, Colonel Roland Lavoie, said there had been […]

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NATO protects more civilians in Zlitan – by killing them

Mohamed and Motez al-Mrabet, ages 5 and 3 and their mother Ibtisam were killed by RAF / NATO bombs in Zlitan on Thurday. CNN reports that at the funeral Abubakr Ali watched volunteers carefully bury the bodies of his sister and two nephews next to the neighborhood mosque. According the family a third child, Naji […]

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NATO bombs health clinic in Zlitan, Libya

NATO jets have been attacking food stores and destroyed a health clinic in Zlitan. The CNN report by Ivan Watson and Jomana Karadsheh  from Zlitan, a town half-way between Tripoli and Misrata provides further evidence of how NATO and the rebels are working together closely in a military campaign, not to protect civilians but to conquer anti-rebel […]

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NATO bombs the Great Man-Made River

It is a war crime to attack essential civilian infrastructure. 95% of Libya is desert and 70% of Libyans depend on water which is piped in from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System under the southern desert. The water pipe infrastructure is probably the most essential civilian infrastructure in Libya. Key to its continued function, particularly in time […]

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The Libyan National Transitional Council and Mustafa Abdel Jalil

The self-appointed Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) has now been recognised by the British government as the sole representative of Libya. Regular readers of Human Rights Investigations will be aware of the involvement of the Libyan rebels in lynchings, ethnic cleansing, abusing corpses and incitements to racial violence. The attempt to impose the former Libyan Government officials of […]

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Lynching in Benghazi

Human Rights Investigations has been investigating the use and consequences of racist propaganda in Libya and this has led to the examination of video footage of atrocities committed in Benghazi, Libya. Today HRI reports on the lynching of a man by rebels in Benghazi. Our hope is that the death of this man will inspire […]

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Flash Bang!: Rheinmetall munitions identified in Misrata

In the general reluctance to provide details of the origin of the munitions used by the coalition/rebel forces in the battle of Misrata, HRI has been taking a closer look at some of the video evidence available. Flash- Bang Here is a video taken by AFP after the clearing of a strategically important building overlooking Tripoli Street in Misrata for the rebels. […]