Developments in Post-Gaddafi Libya
On October 20, 2011, Libyan dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed following a popular uprising ended his 42-year rule. Unfortunately, human rights abuses continued after the National Transition Council (NTC) took power. Even now, one year later, even as Libya finds itself ruled by a democratically elected leadership, thousands remain unlawfully detained, tortured, and sometimes killed, often by militias that refuse to disarm. Darker-skinned Libyans, sub-Saharans, and migrant workers are also displaced and being targeted after having been labeled mercenaries during the uprising.