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Libya: Further information on legal concern: inclusion of the judicial punishments of amputation and flogging in the Penal Code

, N° d'index: MDE 19/002/1994

The judicial punishments of flogging and amputation, described as the "purification" laws have now been introduced. These laws, which came into effect in February, provide for the amputation of limbs for theft, and execution for murder, rape and some types of sexual offences. There are also fears that these laws may be used to punish political opponents.

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