Mr Y v. Libya

Mr Y (pseudonym given to protect Mr Y from reprisals) is a Libyan national who was arbitrarily arrested in March 2013 by armed militia men in Misrata, was ill-treated, and has been kept detained since.

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) and REDRESS filed an individual complaint to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Special Rapporteur on Torture on 22 March 2016. They submitted that the continuation of Mr Y’s detention constitutes a serious danger to his health and requested the Working Group to send an urgent appeal on humanitarian grounds to the Libyan State, requesting that Mr Y be released immediately to ensure that his right to physical integrity is respected. LFJL and REDRESS also asked the Working Group to render an opinion on the arbitrary nature of the deprivation of Mr Y’s liberty and to recommend that the Libyan State provides him with effective and adequate redress.

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