Libya: Benghazi’s descent into chaos: Abductions, summary killings and other abuses
Four years since Libyans rose against Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, the country is on the brink of collapse. Benghazi is experiencing the worst of the violence. A fierce conflict between forces loyal to Operation Dignity and the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries has displaced thousands of civilians. This briefing documents serious human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law perpetrated by all sides, including abductions, summary killings of civilians and captured fighters, indiscriminate shelling and direct attacks against civilians and their property.