As the battle for control of LIbya especially in Sirte and Ben Walid continues, the U.N. human rights office expressed concern on the number of prisoners in Libya and their treatment.
It could be up to 7,000,” said Mona Rishmawi, a senior official with the group in Geneva, Switzerland. “At this stage, there is no police infrastructure, there is no prison authorities. … Right now, the Justice Ministry is not fully functional.”
“There is allegations and evidence of torture” in the prisons, she said, citing lawyers, clients and human rights groups.