Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pro-Gaddafi supporters in Libya are being tortured, says United Nations

Britain and its NATO allies spent billions freeing Libyans from the evil clutches of Colonel Gaddafi, but what exactly has replaced him?

Democratic elections are still some way away, there's serious unrest in several cities and today a United Nations report reveal that up to 8,000 pro-Gaddafi supporters were being held by militia groups in Libya.

Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay claimed they are being held in appalling conditions and are being abused and tortured.

While Amnesty International state that detainees have died after being tortured by militias in detention centres.

Their claims were strengthened by allegations of brutality in Misrata by the aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres, who have pulled out their staff.

The organisation's medical staff said they were were being asked to patch up detainees mid-way through torture sessions so they could go back for more abuse. Read More