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[RED DEMOCRATICA] UN report details turmoil in Libya


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February 11, 2015
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UN report details turmoil in Libya
The United Nations human rights office and the UN Support Mission in Libya have prepared a report that details the extent of the lawlessness and turmoil in Libya. There were 400,000 internally displaced people in Libya in mid-November, up from 60,000 at the year's start. Also, armed groups are committing human rights violations, says UN rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein. Voice of America (2/10), Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)/The Associated Press (2/10)
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Surge of Ebola deaths reported by WHO
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