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The BBC coverage of Libya

The coverage by the British Broadcasting Company of Libya has been ignorant, lazy, orientalist and biased. Anyone looking for real information on what is happening in Libya, Syria or any other country has to turn to social media – blogs and twitter. One of the main problems for mainstream journalists is that they see what […]

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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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US Intel Officers coordinating airstrikes on Ghazaya

Evidence of US intelligence agents being directly involved in the battle in Libya is provided by American photojournalist Derek Henry Flood: Strangest part of day was encountering US intel officers who appeared to be coordinating airstrikes on Ghazaya. Not thrilled to see me. — Derek Henry Flood (@DerekHenryFlood) July 28, 2011 Ghazaya is up in […]

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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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Peace is the only option

Dr Mahmoud Jibril and Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen meet tomorrow. 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. NATO press release: The Head of the Executive Body of the TNC, Dr Mahmoud Jibril […]

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The coalition operation in Misrata

Towards an understanding of amphibious warfare and the battle of Misrata It is important for human rights investigators to understand battle tactics and strategy and in this case those of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). The plan below from the NECC (October 2010) helps understand the tactics and strategy informing the US forces battle plans for expeditionary warfare. An explanation […]

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Libya Commission of Inquiry Report

Extracts from the Report of the International Commission of Inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya directly relevant to the use of cluster munitions in Libya:  With regard to the use of weaponry, the commission is concerned that the Libyan authorities have not been making appropriate and […]

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Justice for the victims of the NATO bombing of Libya

Will the victims of the NATO bombing of Libya see justice? Evidence about the nature of the weapons used and contemplated from the HRI investigation and others including the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons is spreading through social media networks – but what can be done to ensure that: 1) Those who commit war […]

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The use of cluster munitions in Misrata

On this page, HRI presents some of the evidence relevant to the use of cluster munitions in Misrata in April 2011. As more information comes to light, and in response to the requirements of the on-going investigation, this page is updated on a fairly regular basis. Unlike those who jump to instant conclusions based on propaganda and partial truths,  HRI is sceptical and […]