Thursday 26 January 2012

Libya - reports of mass imprisonment and torture

United Nations investigators are reporting that militia groups across the country have imprisoned thousands of detainees, and that torture is taking place. 

The UN Security Council was told recent violence in Tripoli, Bani Walid and Benghazi highlighted the problem.

More than 8,000 pro-Gaddafi supporters are being held by militia groups, amid reports of torture, UN officials said.

You can see the BBC's report here.  Notably the BBC and other Western media do not regard this as headline news.  Sky News so far have ignored the UN report.

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