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The Human Rights Information & Training Cente (HRITC, national focal point of Social Watch) warned in a communiqué also signed by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Sisters' Arab Forum for Human Rights (SAF) about the risk of civil war in Yemen. This organisations also reported the death of at least 34 people in combats that took place between May 22nd and 14th.
RAS AJDIR, Tunisia - Tunisian troops fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday to stop fighting between local residents and refugees at a camp on the border with Libya.
The U.N. refugee agency withdrew its staff from the camp because of the unrest, said spokeswoman Sybella Wilkes in Geneva and spokesman Firas Kayal in Tunisia.
(New York) - The Libyan government should immediately release the body of South African photographer Anton Hammerl and investigate the role of the armed forces in his death, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said today.
"They were holding the Kalashnikovs against us, we couldn't ask any questions. We boarded the container without knowing where they were taking us." They were arrested in the African neighbourhoods of Tripoli by Gaddafi's soldiers and were forced to embark for Lampedusa. The ticket is on the house, provided by the regime. Definitely not voyages of hope, the crossings of the Mediterranean look more like actual mass deportations of Africans from Libya. Systematically organized by the army of the dictatorship. A well-proven system which has managed to expel 14.000 people to Italy in three months.