Libya rejects Amnesty report on rights situation

22:06, June 25, 2010      

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Libya rejected a report by Amnesty International that criticized the human rights situation in the North African country, saying it included "fallacious" information.

Libya "rejects and denounces the fallacious information included in the report which do not reflect the real situation of human rights in the country," the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by state-run Jana news agency.

On Wednesday, the London-based rights watchdog said in a report that Libya continued to stall on reform despite the country's efforts to play a bigger role in the international arena. The report was based on findings during a week-long visit by a delegation from the watchdog to Libya in May 2009, the organization's first visit to the country in five years.

The report detailed alleged floggings used as punishment for adultery, indefinite detentions and abuses of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.


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