Skip to comments.Former Libya rebels still hold 7,000 people, some reportedly tortured: UN chief
Posted on 11/28/2011 1:45:32 PM PST by Nachum
Former Libyan revolutionaries still hold about 7,000 people, and some reportedly have been subjected to torture and ill treatment, according to a UN report circulated Monday.
The report by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, made public before a Security Council briefing about Libya on Monday afternoon, says that many of the inmates have no access to due process in the absence of a functioning police and judiciary.
It also says that sub-Saharan Africans, in come cases accused or suspected of being mercenaries hired by Moammar Gadhafis regime, constitute a large number of those held.
While the (National Transitional Council) has taken some steps toward transferring responsibility for the detainees from brigades to proper state authorities, much remains to be done to regularize detention, prevent abuse and bring about the release of those whose detention should not be prolonged, the report says.
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“Some” might have been tortured..?! Oh man, wow, is THAT a laugh..!
In fact one of Khadafi’s weird quirks was a reallllly strong affirmative action program for black Africans —there was and is a real divide there in Libya between Arabs and “real” Africans.
I heard that this had been a sore point, and that Khadafi being back on the ropes really brought that ill-will to the fore:
I heard that in areas captured by the rebels they were simply walking up to blacks, accusing them of being Khadafi henchmen, and simply executing them —many cases in large groups.
The leftist whores in the mainstream press could care less.
Thanks Nachum. Baldwin probably sees this as a good thing.
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