UN report says torture in detention is widespread in Libya

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Ravina Shamdasani

A United Nations report issued on Tuesday says there is widespread torture and ill-treatment of detainees in Libya.

The report is jointly published by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

It says human rights violations continue in Libya despite the government's efforts to improve the situation.

According to the report 21 people have died in detention since late 2011 as a result of torture and ill-treatment of detainees.

To find out more about the report, UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha spoke to Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the UN human rights office in Geneva, and first asked her on what is the report based.

Duration: 4'23"

 

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