Daily Archives: July 1, 2011

Video: Woman who recently fled Tripoli speaks to CNN’s Ben Wedeman

A woman who recently fled Tripoli to Misrata speaks to CNN’s Ben Wedeman about the situation in the capital.

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Tripoli pipeline attack signals ‘endgame’ for Gaddafi

Colonel Gaddafi’s regime in Libya could be entering a final, decisive phase, with reports that the main pipeline supplying oil to Tripoli has been cut. Sources inside Libya have confirmed a Reuters news agency report last week that rebels had … Continue reading

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Arab Spring shows human rights are for everyone, everywhere

30 June 2011 – The top United Nations human rights official said today that the so-called Arab Spring across North Africa and the Middle East this year has shown that human rights are for “all of us, all of the … Continue reading

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HSBC’s Libya links questioned after second leak

A document showing the holdings of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) revealed the regime deposited more than $1.1bn (£685m) with HSBC in the three months to the end of September last year, making the British lender its largest foreign banker. … Continue reading

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Misrata band lays down a soundtrack for Libya’s rebels

Bands the world over complain about how tough it was in the early years: no money, no gigs, money-grabbing producers. But such annoyances pale alongside the travails of Libya’s FB 17. (Download the mp3 here) Try cutting your first CD … Continue reading

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Video: Abu Saleem Remembrance day – Tripoli

Members of the Free Generation Movement, from all districts of Tripoli, engaged in the biggest leaflet distribution yet in remembrance of the Abu Saleem prison massacre 15 years ago. Posters stuck to walls, lamp posts, leaflets under doors on cars … Continue reading

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Tripoli Refugees Stream Into Libya’s Mountains

RUJBAN, Libya — The people fleeing Tripoli on Thursday said that several neighborhoods filled with the sound of gunfire every night. At checkpoints throughout the capital, they said, paramilitaries from the dreaded People’s Guard carried long lists of wanted men. … Continue reading

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Video: From Hell to Limbo

Médecins Sans Frontières have gathered accounts of people from Sub-Saharan Africa who have fled Libya and now find themselves in the middle of a very slow asylum seeking process. From Hell to Limbo from MSF on Vimeo.

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July 1st Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 18:36 Paul Danahar also writes: “Just back from Tripoli street which was the furthest the Gaddafi forces got into Misurata It’s littered with burnt out tanks and APC’s. Tripoli street in Misurata was the front line … Continue reading

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