Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty on Friday said it highlighted the country’s descent into lawlessness.

The video of the execution in the eastern city of Derna was posted on social media websites, including YouTube.

Amnesty International said it was carried out on August 19, apparently by an extremist militant group,the Shura Council of Islamic Youth, in front of a crowd seated in the stadium. ‘This unlawful killing realises the greatest fears of ordinary Libyans, who in parts of the country find themselves caught between ruthless armed groups and a failed state,’ said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director.

‘Such acts can only lead to further human rights abuses in Derna, where residents have no recourse to state institutions and therefore no means to seek justice or effective protection from abuses,’ she added.



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