Punish Libyan Troops for Allegedly Committing Horrendous Summary Killings

Target: Nouri Abusahmain, President of the National Congress of Libya

Goal: Severely punish Libyan National Army Troops who allegedly committed summary killings after Benghazi siege.

Video footage appears to show Libyan National Army troops under General Khalifa Haftar engaging in horrific war crimes, including summary killings. The troops reportedly captured and gunned down Benghazi civilians as they tried to escape from the violence and chaos of the siege. Another video reportedly showed a known commander, Mahmoud al-Warfalli, lining three men up against a wall before ruthlessly shooting them each in the head. Troops can be seen publicly displaying their victims’ corpses and posing proudly with them.

A spokesperson for the UN secretary-general, Farhan Haq, said that they’ve seen reports of the Libyan troops digging up graves and mutilating corpses. Numerous people, from journalists and activists to relatives have came forward to make similar reports against the troops. The horrific events warranted a response from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which strongly condemned the acts of human rights violations.

These savage troops must be stopped before they brutally murder more innocent people, but unless there’s enough pressure put on the government, the killings will continue. Please add your signature to the petition below to demand that these troops be stopped and the troop members involved in the killings be severely punished.


Dear Mr. Abusahmain,

The Libyan National Army troops appear in video and photographic footage committing what appears to be savage war crimes, including summary killings. The men appear to be proudly displaying the corpses of their victims and even posing with the dead bodies. According to reports, the troops dug up graves, mutilated corpses, and even lined three men against a wall and shot them in the head.

The savage actions of these troops must not be tolerated. We, the undersigned, are calling on you to ensure that the troops involved are severely punished so that this type of tragic event never occurs again.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. The Libyan government has an obligation to and MUST investigate these alleged crimes. If, as video evidence suggests, the Libyan National Army Troops have committed these crimes, ALL the savage, cruel and barbaric criminals MUST be severely punished so that such atrocities will never happen again.

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