Libya: ‘Vanished off the face of the earth’ – Abducted civilians in Libya

Abductions of civilians by armed groups have become a daily feature of post-al-Gaddafi Libya. They have increased dramatically with the escalation of armed conflicts since mid-2014. Most Libyans today know of a friend, colleague or family member who has fallen victim to such abductions. Many others live in fear of being kidnapped and tortured.

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