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  • Torture, Rape in Prisons Under Libya's New Government

    01/28/2012 3:09:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    In Libya its a case of "meet the new boss; same as the old boss." The UN's top human rights official said Friday that Libya's transitional government must take control of its prisons and prevent further atrocities against detainees. “There's torture, extrajudicial executions, rape of both men and women,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the Associated Press. Pillay says she is particularly concerned about sub-Saharan African detainees whom the brigades automatically brand as fighters for the late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Pillay, who briefed the UN Security Council about Libya on Wednesday demanded action from the...