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Conflict in Libya Libya Responsibility to Protect The Law of War

Responsibility to protect: the liberation of Sirte

According to NATO  figures, coalition aircraft delivered 415 key strikes on the town of Sirte between Sunday 28th August and Thursday 20th October. We have compared this to the bombing of Guernica and other comparisons have been made to the widely condemned levelling of Grozny.

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Conflict in Libya Libya NATO Propaganda War crimes

NATO ‘protection of civilians’ – propaganda and pretence to escape war crimes trials

As is now well documented, the rebellion in Libya began with violent attacks on police stations, such as this one in Al-Bayda where people locked inside were reportedly burnt to death: An intensive propaganda campaign systematically distorted the facts on the ground, including in particular allegations that the Libyan airforce was bombing peaceful protestors and […]

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Conflict in Libya NATO Racism War crimes

NATO’s ‘responsibility to protect’ doesn’t extend to black migrants

A number of reports now, from a variety of organisations, show that black people are being rounded up, disappearing or being interned in atrocious conditions in Tripoli. Hundreds of African workers are stuck in various locations including about 1,000 at the military port of Sidi Bilal six miles west of Tripoli, fearing for their lives, with […]