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7-10 October 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for Libya (7-10 October 2015)
Posted on October 16, 2015

Contents

Compiled by Amira Arif

  1. 57 Tunisians detained in Libya released
  2. Rival political parties in Libya have rejected the UNSMIL deal
  3. EU launches ‘operation Sophia’ against refugee smugglers , arrests and detention of refugees follow

1. 57 Tunisians detained in Libya released
Independent Media

The Libya Observer (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 14th  2015, in English) “Tunisians detained in Libya released”

  • The Shura Council of the city intervened and secured their release.
  • The Tunisians, mostly workers, were detained Monday in retaliation for the detention of the city mayor by the Tunisian authorities in Carthage airport.

The Libya Herald (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 143h  2015, in English) “Many Tunisians seized after Sabratha mayor arrested in Tunis”

  • Over a hundred Tunisians have been seized at random by an armed group north-western Libyan city

2. Rival GNC government has rejected UNSMIL deal
Independent Media

Alwasat (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 9th 2015, in English) “National Forces Alliance: We are not partners in Unity government.”

  • The National Forces Alliance confirmed that it was not a part of the National Unity government,
Social Media 

Chris Stephen* @reportingLibya

#Libya Report that Tripoli-based parliament (GNC) rejects UN peace plan,wants ammendements

*account associated with independent news platform The Libya Observer

 


3. EU launches ‘Operation Sophia’ against refugee smugglers, arrests of refugees follow

Alwasat (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 7th 2015, in English “EU warships start operation against migrant smugglers off Libya as leaders urge unity”

  • The military mission dubbed Operation Sophia involves six naval vessels in international waters off Libya with the power to stop, board, seize and destroy traffickers' boats

Alwasat (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 12th 2015, in English) “More than 500 migrants rescued off Libya coast”

  • The Spanish Civil Guard said Saturday it had rescued 523 African migrants off the coast of Libya with the help of the Italian coastguard

Alwasat (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 8th 2015, in English) “Almost 300 Europe-bound migrants arrested in Libya”

  • The incident came one day after European warships launched "Operation Sophia" to seize traffickers' boats in international waters
  • Refugees were transferred were transferred to a detention facility in the centre of Libya's capital.

 

 

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