Selection of cases

Request that the Netherlands approaches Libya on behalf of victim 'Benghazi HIV-case

By letter of 16 December 2014 to the Dutch minister of foreign affairs , lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld has asked the Netherlands to appraoch the Libyan authorities in order to obtain compensation for the Palestinian doctor Ashraf El-Hagoug.  The international human rights organization Redress wrote a letter to the minister in support of that request.
Mr. El-Hagoug suffered severe damage as a result of the so-called 'Benghazi HIV-case'. Those events have been condemned by the district court of The Hague as well as by the UN Human Rights Committee.
Read Redress' letter to minister Koenders here.

Human Rights Committee convicts Libya for torture of detainees during Benghazi HIV-trial

The United Nations Human Rights Committee, during its 104th Session in March 2012, has convicted Libya for torture and violation of the right to liberty of the detainees during the so-called 'Benghazi HIV-trial'. The Committee also found a violation of the right to a fair trial of the victim.

Read the press release here.