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UN chief calls on Libyans to respect human rights

11-24-2011 19:31 BJT Special Report:Libya in Post-Gaddafi Era |

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Libya is holding about 7,000 detainees, many of them sub-Saharan Africans, without due legal process following the country's civil war.

The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has cited in a new report that some detainees are tortured, that some are targeted because of skin color, that women are held under male supervision without female guards, and children are being detained alongside adults.

While toppled leader Muammar Gaddafi employed some fighters from neighboring countries as mercenaries, other Africans worked in civilian jobs in the oil-rich North African country. Human rights groups claim some rebels made no distinction between the two. Ban has called on Libyans to respect human rights and refrain from revenge attacks.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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