Tripoli, 29 November:
The Nawasi brigade has released 12 men arrested at a birthday party one week ago.
The men, all of whom are homosexual, were picked up at a farm in Ain Zara after the brigade, Tripoli’s largest Islamist militia, spotted one of the men dressed as a woman and raided the building.
It is alleged that the men have had their heads shaved and received marks to their backs and legs whilst in custody.
The development follows an earlier pledge by a senior member of the Nawasi brigade that the men would be handed over to the Ministry of Justice.