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Libya Justice Put to the Test, U.N. Says

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An image grab taken from footage broadcast on Libyan state television on February 20, 2011 shows a televised address by Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam in Tripoli, Libya. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
An image grab taken from footage broadcast on Libyan state television on February 20, 2011 shows a televised address by Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi’s son Saif al-Islam in Tripoli, Libya. UPI/Ismael Mohamad

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 17 (UPI) — The judicial system in post-war Libya is being tested by human rights and national security concerns, the U.N. envoy to Libya said.

Human Rights Watch reported last month Libya hasn’t been able to establish a functioning justice system since the collapse of Col. Moammar Gadhafi‘s regime in 2011.

HRW’s director of Middle East and North African programs, Joe Stork, said the government hasn’t prosecuted anyone for a string of political assassinations since civil war ended in late 2011.

Tarek Mitri, U.N. special envoy for Libya, reported to the Security Council he was concerned by the thousands of conflict-related detainees held in the country.

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