Articles for Libya

On 24 April 2024, Alkarama submitted to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention the case of Abdurrahman Abduljalil Mohamed AL FARJANI, arrested on 27 December 2014 at his home in the Al Lithi neighbourhood by an armed militia affiliated to Khalifa Haftar.  

A minor at the time of his arrest 

On Sunday, 10 March 2024, the Special Deterrence Forces (SDF) in Libya released Abdelhakim Imbarak Muhammad Ali, also known as "Abdelhakim AL MECHERI," after nearly eight years of arbitrary detention without judicial proceedings, Alkarama learned from its sources. 

Alkarama has learned that the Libyan authorities have released Libyan citizen Ali Suleiman Masoud Abdel Sayed last Thursday, 25 January 2024, after more than seven years of arbitrary detention. 

Alkarama expresses its concern about the disappearance of Libyan activist Nasser Fathallah Mansour Ali AL HAWARI in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, since the evening of Monday, January 29, 2024. 

On 27 December 2023, Alkarama urgently submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, the case of the former Libyan Minister of Defence, Mr Al Mahdi AL BARGHATHI, who was allegedly executed after being arrested with his companions on 6 October 2023 by members of the "Tariq bin Ziyad Brigade", a militia led by Khalifa Haftar's son, Saddam Haftar, in the Al-Salmani Al-Sharqi neighborhood of Benghazi (eastern Libya). 

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on the authorities responsible for the arrest and detention of Colonel Osama Muhammad Saleh Al Ghafir Al Obeid to release him immediately. 

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has recognized the arbitrary nature of the deprivation of liberty of Libyan citizen Ali Suleiman Masoud Abdel Sayed and stressed the responsibility of the Libyan government for the violations committed against him. 

On 14 August 2023, Alkarama urgently addressed the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances regarding the disappearance of the two brothers Aboubakr and Embarek AL KHAZMI after their arrest by the combined forces of Misrata on 7 September 2021 at their family home located in Beni Walid (180 km southwest of Tripoli). 

Disappeared after arrest 

On 20 July 2023, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances regarding the case of Faraj Abdullah Al Daguel, who has disappeared since his arrest by a group of soldiers on 1 November 2022 in Sabha (south-west, Libya). 

Disappearance following arrest