Tripoli, 28 May:
The body of a man has been found dumped at Zliten hospital. Investigations have revealed that the dead man, . . .[restrict]named as Hussein Omar Attir and in his forties, was tortured to death. His body was covered in bruises and his hands had been tied.
According to the Libyan Human Rights Observatory, it has sent a report to the Attorney General which is to said to claim that Attir was tortured and murdered by five named members of a local brigade after being held for six days during at one of the brigade’s command centres in the town.
“We do not need to know the offense for which he was arrested, because whatever the crime he supposed to have committed, it is in no way justifiable to torture or physically harm anyone nor subject anyone to harsh, inhumane, degrading treatment,” said an Observatory statement.
Calling on the Attorney General to investigate the crime and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Observatory said that the case was not unique, that there were “hundreds, maybe thousands of other similar cases in which people have died under torture, while the perpetrators are not brought to justice, the killers remain all at large”. Instead of bringing the perpetrators of such crimes to justice, it attacked the NTC for “coming up with legislation No. 38, fortifying the killers and providing them with legal protection to commit even more crimes”.
It said that in addition to the names of those it accused of responsibility for Attir’s death, it had sent the Attorney General their addresses and the forensic report. [/restrict]