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UN investigates Libya human rights violations

Inquiry team to press Libyan officials for access to prisons and hospitals as it probes alleged civilian killings by Gaddafi’s forces

 

Libya unrest in Misrata
A Libyan rebel fighter in Misrata on Wednesday in front of a building allegedly destroyed by Gaddafi’s forces. Photograph: Str/EPA

A team of United Nations investigators is seeking answers from Libyan officials about allegations that forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have committed human rights violations.

The three-member commission of inquiry met Libyan officials and said it would be pressing for access to prisons, hospitals and areas of the country where it suspects rights abuses are taking place.

„We have a number of questions dealing with indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, civilian casualties, torture and the use of mercenaries and other questions,“ said Cherif Bassiouni, an Egyptian legal expert and member of the commission.

„The commission of inquiry is here to inquire and find out from the Libyan government side what its position is with respect to several types of violations which … [we] discovered during our field investigation,“ he told reporters after talks with officials.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/27/libya-un-investigation-human-righ…

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