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HRW: Concerns about Libya’s NTC

2011-12-12 08:11

Tripoli - An official with the New York-based Human Rights Watch on Sunday said the group was concerned by the lack of transparency among Libya's interim National Transitional Council rulers.

"One concern we have today is about the NTC and the lack of transparency," Fred Abrahams of HRW told a conference on human rights in Tripoli.

"We don't know when they are meeting, what they are discussing and some of the new laws are not available to the public," he said.

"I don't think it is [done] on purpose. They are not trying to hide anything. It's a problem of organisation, but that is an explanation not a justification," Abrahams added.

HRW has regularly called on the NTC to stop militia groups from making arbitrary arrests and abusing prisoners.

After the fall of Gaddafi's regime in August, HRW said thousands of people had been arrested without legal review.