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Libya Needs to Ensure Independence of Institution Responsible for Identifying the Missing


A new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) points to improvements Libya should make to its system of exhuming, identifying, and reburying human remains to facilitate healing among grieving survivors and to ensure accountability for perpetrators of atrocities.

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Doctor tends to sniper victim, Mistrata, Libya

Libya: Beating and Imprisonment of Doctor is Decried


Dr. Salem Forjani, a heart surgeon for the Health Ministry in Libya who was beaten and imprisoned last month by the Government’s Supreme Security Committee (SSC). PHR decries his treatment and calls for Libya to establish a rule of law and hold the perpetrators accountable.

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New Report Provides First In-Depth Forensic Account of Libyan Massacre


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today released a report that combines medicine, forensic science, and eyewitness testimony to paint a stark picture of life and death in detention in Tripoli. The report, “32nd Brigade Massacre: Evidence of war crimes and the need to ensure justice and accountability in Libya,” provides a detailed and comprehensive forensic account of the 32nd Brigade massacre under Khamis Qaddafi on August 23, 2011 in Khalat Al Forjan, Tripoli.

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Following Death of Qaddafi, PHR Calls for Justice and Accountability for All


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today renewed its calls for justice and accountability in Libya in the wake of questions surrounding the circumstances of Muammar Qaddafi’s death.

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New Report on War Crimes in Libya Details Use of Civilians as Human Shields and Other Violations


PHR today released a report on war crimes in Libya. The report, Witness to War Crimes, sheds light on Qaddafi’s brutal two-month siege of Misrata, whose residents reportedly suffered some of the most egregious abuses of the civil war. Also included are reports of civilians being used as human shields to guard military munitions from NATO attacks and documentary evidence of torture and the disappearances of elderly civilians.

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