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Revenge killings and reckless firing in opposition-held eastern Libya

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s crisis researcher In the intensive care unit of one of Benghazi’s hospitals I ran into a woman whom I had met some weeks ago in another hospital, where her 5-year-old nephew was undergoing a delicate … Continue reading

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Misratah: the spiralling human cost in a city under fire

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s crisis researcher. Here in Misratah, Libya’s third city, we have just experienced four more days of relentless shelling by Colonel al-Gaddafi’s forces.  In just two of the residential neighbourhoods I have been able to visit … Continue reading

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In Misratah, a city under siege

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s crisis researcher. I reached Misratah today after an 18-hour journey by sea. As we approached the port, it appeared that we might have to turn back because the area near the port was coming under … Continue reading

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Tales of terror as rockets fall on Benghazi

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International crisis researcher Yesterday, at the home of the Dbeish family in Hay Dollar, a wealthy neighbourhood in the south-west of Benghazi, Hanan, a mother of six, showed me the smashed up bedroom where she had … Continue reading

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The task of reconstruction will be truly immense

4 February 2009: As we leave after more than two weeks in Gaza, we are still shocked and horrified by the scale of the destruction caused by the 22-day offensive the Israeli army launched on 27 December. The task of … Continue reading

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