Dozens of Libyan dissidents missing: Amnesty
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 09:53
London: Amnesty International says dozens of people in Libya, including dissidents and opposition figures, have disappeared and are likely detained by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi.

The London-based rights group lists more than 30 cases in which individuals including political activists and those suspected of supporting rebel fighters have disappeared since February.

The cases were based on testimonies from relatives and others related to those reported missing.

The group said yesterday that Gadhafi's supporters appear to have a systematic policy to detain anyone suspected of opposition to the dictator's rule. It says some of the dissidents are held incommunicado and transfered to Gadhafi's stronghold in western Libya.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 09:53

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