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Libya: Libyan east forces detain lawyer for his Facebook posts

October 2, 2017

Dignity Operation forces have detained Benghazi-based lawyer Osama Bufayed after storming into his house and leading him out in front of his wife and children.

The militias ringed the house with tens of vehicles before storming it.

According to sources from the city, the detention order was issued by the Tobruk Public Prosecution, for which Bufayed was working some time ago.

So far, no official details were given on the incident, while eastern activists said that the reason behind the arrest was Bufayed’s recent engagement on social media with legal criticism of the House of Representatives’ Interim Government and Haftar’s command.

Bufayed is a lawyer from Tobruk and was based in Benghazi working as a legal consultant and was a head of the legal circle of the National Transitional Council and also at the General National Congress before he moved to the HoR in Tobruk, which he left because of “dispute with the chairman of HoR Secretariat Abdullah Al-Masri,” according to activists.

Haftar’s forces opened lately a security branch called anti-electronic-terrorism bureau, which keeps an eye on social media posts and then arrest those who are accused of insulting Haftar or destabilizing Libya.

Many media figures, journalists and activists were arrested by Haftar’s forces earlier with the latest being  and the radio personality , who expressed their opinions on Facebook, but their opinions were against the mainstream opinion of the eastern region.



Libya: Lawyers for Justice in Libya concerned by attacks on judges and lawyers in Libya

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is concerned by the increase in attacks on judges and lawyers in Libya after a senior judge from Bayda, Mohammed Naguib Huwaidi was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in front of the local courthouse last Sunday. LFJL would like to extend its condolences to the family of Justice Naguib Huwaidi, and calls for an investigation into his death.

This marks the third assassination of a judge in Libya, including Justices Murad Alarouby in Tripoli and Gumma Aljawi in Benghazi.