Amnesty International: Hanan Al-Barasi was assassinated having threatened to expose Haftar's son

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Amnesty International: Hanan Al-Barasi was assassinated having threatened to expose Haftar's son

November 10, 2020 - 22:57
Written by: RabiaGolden

Amnesty International stated that the Libyan lawyer, Hanan Al-Barasi was assassinated merely one day after announcing her firm intention to publish a video regarding Saddam Haftar’s corruption.

In a statement, Amnesty condemned the assassination of Al-Barasi, saying that she had firmly and consistently criticized a number of known individuals associated with armed groups in the east of the country.

It added that Al-Barasi had received numerous threats, which included ‘death threats’ to both herself and her daughter, due to her outspoken criticisms.

The statement highlighted that Al-Barasi’s death is clear evidence of the danger faced by women in Libya, who would dare to speak out about political matters.