Human Rights Solidarity registered 859 victims of kidnap and assassinations in Libya

Human Rights Solidarity registered 859 victims of kidnap and assassinations in Libya

November 01, 2018 - 18:57
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) said it had registered 859 victims of abduction and assassination across Libya in the first 9 months of 2018.

HRS indicated that the majority of victims were civilians - 717 ones; that is 83% - and 50% of the incidents were assassinations while 26% were kidnap and 15% were arrest victims.

“89% of the crimes took place in 12 cities and districts while the rest of the crimes happened in 27 other cities and areas in Libya.” The HRS added in a statement.

Benghazi topped the list of murder, kidnap and assassinations with 393 cases followed by Tripoli with 67, Sabha with 63 and Al-Kufra with 53 ones who were kidnapped by Chadian and Sudanese rebel groups.

“Benghazi’s explosions and car bombings – two cars in front of Bayat Al-Radwan mosque in January 2018, Obada Al-Samit mosque in February 2018 and Jamal Abdelnasser St. in May 2018 – all left 246 wounded and 56 killed persons, making up 77% of the total of victims registered in Benghazi.” HRS remarked.

It added that 26% of kidnap victims – 225 ones – have been killed while 24% - 209 ones – have gone missing thus entering the forced disappearance list.