Libya ex-rebels still hold 7 000 people
29 November 2011, 09:15
New York - A UN report says former Libyan revolutionaries are still holding about 7 000 people, and some reportedly have been subjected to torture and ill treatment.
A report by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated before a Security Council briefing about Libya on Monday says that many of the inmates have no access to due process in the absence of a functioning police force and judiciary.
It says that sub-Saharan Africans, in come cases accused or suspected of being mercenaries who worked with Muammar Gaddafi's regime, constitute a large number of those held.
The head of Libya's new army, Ahmed Bani, says he's unaware of the reported mistreatment.
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