الأربعاء، 13 يوليو 2016
Libya: Torture & Executions of Migrants by Militias affiliated with Khalifa Haftar
The video shows a group of armed men taunting the African migrant, who identified himself as a citizen of Chad, and abusing him and ending with him tied up to a column/pillar, striped of his shirt and two of the men wiping him, two
of them pulling a robe/sting on around his neck and pressing it against the column.
Human Rights Solidarity very concerned for the safety of the migrant, this is not the first time that such heinous crime is caught on camera, recorded by the perpetrators themselves. Over a year ago, June 2015, a video circulated on the net & social media pages, showing the cold-blooded murder of a young African migrant, who appeared to be a teenager (possibly 14-16 years old) by a group of armed men.
Human Rights Solidarity calls on the Libyan authorities, the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, to immediately seek the safety of the migrant and identify and order the apprehension of the perpetrators of the torture. Torture is a crime under Libyan & International law.
Human Rights Solidarity
Tripoli – Libya
 Abdulla al-Shaffi was a colonel in the "Armored Brigade 204", commanded by Government of National Accord Defense Minister Col. Mahdi al-Barghathi. Al-Shaffi was killed earlier this year in Benghazi. "al-Huriyah [Freedom] Training Center" has its own page on Facebook " https://www.facebook.com/free.libyan.army/".
 Though the first militiaman says that date as "Tuesday 12th June 2016", the date is most likely "Tuesday 12th July 2016", 12th June was a Sunday not Tuesday.