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Libya: Silenced Voices: Libyan Women Human Rights Defenders Under Attack

, Index number: MDE 19/8657/2018

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said today. Despite repeatedly reiterating their commitment to respect human rights, Libyan authorities are failing to protect women from gender-based violence at the hands of militias and armed groups and to ensure that they are able to express themselves freely. [This is an updated and corrected version, 18 July 2018 (2.15 pm BST)]

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