Human Rights Committee, session 52 (1994)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 52 (17 October - 4 November 1994)

Libya

(23 November 1994, CCPR/C/79/Add.45, Concluding observations on second report, para. 9)

"The Committee is seriously concerned at information it has received from United Nations and other reliable sources concerning summary or extra-judicial execution and torture perpetrated by the Libyan security forces. It deplores the introduction of cruel punishments such as flogging and amputation. The practice of arbitrary arrest and detention, the detention of persons sentenced after unfair trials and the length of pre-trial detention are also matters of serious concern. The Committee regrets the lack of information about certain identified people who are said to be held in incommunicado detention without trial for lengthy periods and of persons who oppose the government and are said to have disappeared."

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