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A chance of evacuating Eritrean refugees in Libya

Recent news came to our attention from official bodies which addressed the horrible and inhuman circumstances under which all Eritrean refugees are living in Libya and that about one thousand Eritreans in Tripoli have been registered and their names have been submitted to the Italian Foreign Ministry to be able to evacuate them by naval […]

Eyewitness to Al-Jazeera: Gaddafi’s militias abducted hundreds of Eritreans

Farajat A fugitive eyewitness from the city of Tripoli in the border area between Tunisia and Libya mentioned to Al-Jazeera satellite channel in its daily Harvest Bulletin on March 9 that the militias of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi kidnapped hundreds of Eritreans and were moved by cars to unknown destination. When resisted and refused to go, […]

U.S. ratchets up pressure on Gaddafi

By Karen DeYoung and Colum Lynch Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, February 26, 2011; 12:00 AM Moments after a charter aircraft departed Libya with all remaining U.S. diplomats there Friday, the Obama administration shuttered the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli and moved to freeze assets in this country belonging to leader Moammar Gaddafi, his family and […]

Cruel. Vainglorious. Steeped in blood. And now, surely, after more than four decades of terror and oppression, on his way out?

Robert Fisk on Muammar Gaddafi, tyrant of Tripoli Tuesday, 22 February 2011 So even the old, paranoid, crazed fox of Libya – the pallid, infantile, droop-cheeked dictator from Sirte, owner of his own female praetorian guard, author of the preposterous Green Book, who once announced he would ride to a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Belgrade […]

Libyan Forces Again Fire on Residents at Funerals

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, ANTHONY SHADID and MONA EL-NAGGAR Published: February 20, 2011 CAIRO — Libyan security forces opened fire again Sunday on residents of Benghazi as they attended a funeral procession for the dozens of protesters killed there the day before, and quickly crushed three smaller uprisings in working-class suburbs of the capital, Tripoli. […]

Libya denies mistreatment of Eritrean migrants

Thu Jul 8, 2010 5:59pm GMT * Italian sea patrols handed migrants over to Libya * Libya says Eritreans being treated as “guests” * Rights watchdog says has reports of Libyan violence TRIPOLI, July 8 (Reuters) – Libya denied allegations from human rights groups on Thursday that it was mistreating a group of Eritrean migrants […]

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