January 25, 2006

Words to Deeds

The Urgent Need for Human Rights Reform

I. Summary
II. Methodology
III. Recommendations
Regarding the People's Court
Regarding the Death Penalty
Regarding Political Prisoners
Regarding Freedom of Expression
Regarding Freedom of Association
Regarding Torture
Regarding the Draft Penal Code
Regarding the Committee to Investigate the 1996 Deaths in Abu Salim Prison
Regarding International Human Rights Treaties
IV. Background
V. The People's Court
VI. The Penal Code
VII. The Death Penalty
VIII. Political Prisoners
Fathi al-Jahmi
Muslim Brotherhood
Prisoners Who Have "Disappeared"
IX. Torture
Libyan man, identity withheld
Torture of non-Libyans
Benghazi AIDS Case
The Benghazi Football Club Case
Muslim Brotherhood Case
X. Freedom of the Press
The Print Media
Al-Jamahiriya Newspaper
Al-Shames Newspaper
Al-Zahf al-Akhdar
Broadcast Media
The Internet
Treatment of the Foreign Press
Journalist Arrested
Journalist Killed
XI. Freedom of Association and Assembly
XII. Libyan Law and Human Rights
XIII. Libya and International Human Rights Law..
XIV. Acknowledgements