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HRW to Libya: Stop Arbitrary Arrests of Black Africans

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights groups has called on the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to stop what it says are “the arbitrary arrests and abuse” of African migrant workers and black Libyans assumed to be mercenaries. Human Rights Watch said Sunday the NTC should release those detained as mercenaries “solely due to their dark skin color.” […]

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Libyan Embassy Staff in Manila Trash Gadhafi Symbols

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan embassy staff in the Philippines celebrated the apparent fall of Moammar Gadhafi on Wednesday by destroying symbols of the longtime dictator’s rule. Libyan expatriates joined employees at the Manila diplomatic mission as they hoisted the Libyan rebel flag over the embassy’s grounds and draped it over the old Libyan seal. A small crowd gathered […]

EU Unfreezes Former Libyan Official’s Assets

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has unfrozen the personal assets of a former manager of Libya’s national wealth fund the EU once claimed was a “close confidante” of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In March, in an effort to increase pressure on Mr. Gadhafi’s government, the EU froze the riches of his inner circle that were deposited in […]

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