Tag Archives: Human Rights

“Commanders should face justice for killings”

Human Rights Watch have released a statement saying that anyone, including Muammar Gaddafi, who ordered or carried out unlawful killings will be held individually accountable for their actions. “It’s important to denounce the violence but we need concrete measures that … Continue reading

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“An emerging market crawls back under its rock”

Feilden Clegg Bradley have become the first firm to pull out of Libya in response to the events of the past few days. In an article at BDonline, a building design website, Amanda Baillieu writes about the moral dilemma firms … Continue reading

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Unanimous condemnation needed

Via the BBC: “Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s World at One, the former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Sir John Holmes said unanimous international condemnation of the Libyan government’s actions was needed: “There are sanctions … Continue reading

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“A Grubby Libyan Lesson in Realpolitik”

An article published by the Financial Times challenges the view on the matter of human rights which, as the author Gideon Rachman claims, is almost always “coloured by convenience”. This is highlighted by the changing attitudes the West has had … Continue reading

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“Now we’ve seen the blood our fears have gone”

The Guardian have posted a new article saying that mercenary attacks fail to deter the protesters. Ali Zeidan, a senior member of the Libyan League of Human Rights who is in Munich, pieced together the pattern of violence in the … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch put the confirmed death toll at 233

Human Rights Watch yesterday upped their estimated death toll to at least 233, based on conversations they had with staff at two hospitals in Benghazi. They were unable to contact two other hospitals in the area so the number is … Continue reading

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BBC ‘Dozens killed in Benghazi massacre’

The BBC’s article today includes the adjusted numbers from Human Rights’ Watch that put the death toll at 173 and stress that this is still a conservative number. A doctor from Benghazi reported 45 deaths and 900 injured in one … Continue reading

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Berlusconi doesn’t want to “bother” Gaddafi

ROME – ITALIAN Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday he will not ‘bother’ Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a close friend, who faces an unprecedented challenge to his rule. ‘I haven’t heard from him,’ Mr Berlusconi told reporters when asked … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch – ‘over 100’ deaths conservative estimate (via BBC)

Human Rights Watch have said on Sunday that the death toll after four days of violence in Libya has “passed 100”, but have said the estimate is “conservative. One hospital source said “Ninety percent of these gunshot wounds mainly in … Continue reading

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Phone numbers!

Here are phone numbers for Libyans to call to get the word out. Mr. Ismail Legretly in Aljazeera on 0097455196556 BBC number please call right now 00442077650211 it’s live they want libyans to speak via Freedomrules Speak2tweet forĀ #LIBYA. Numbers: +16504194196 … Continue reading

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