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Judiciary police facilitated the escape of some 200 detainees at Sebha prison on Tuesday in Libya's volatile south. The region suffers from gangs, armed criminal outfits, smuggling rings, and most recently, a large influx of non-Libyan illegal immigrants as well as the presence of al Qaeda-linked fighters.
Assassins opened fire on Naji Hamad, the organizer of a Sept. 21 anti-militia demonstration in Benghazi, killing his brother-in-law but missing Hamad. This year 18 security force members have been killed in Benghazi; Islamist militants are suspected. Although the Ansar al Sharia militia was reportedly disbanded after the Sept. 11 attack on the US Consulate, its members have not been disarmed.
The Foreign Ministry called on Libyan citizens living abroad to refrain from attacking Libyan embassies. The 12 alleged homosexuals picked up by an Islamist militia are said to have suffered injuries at the hands of the militia.
A Ministry of Information was created to regulate the Libyan media. The Nawasi brigade, a powerful militia under the authority of the Ministry of Interior, said it was handing over to the Justice Ministry 12 alleged homosexuals picked up by the militia's "Private Deterrent Force." The UK will not seek to recover the £200 million it spent on the 2011 UN-sanctioned intervention in Libya.
The "Private Deterrent Force" has kidnapped a dozen men it accuses of being homosexual and has threatened to torture and execute them. The group is thought to be linked to the "extremist Nawasi militia group" that has also desecrated Sufi shrines in Tripoli.
Colonel Faraj Mohammed Idris Drissi , the director of security for Benghazi, was gunned down in front of his home by masked men. Drissi had issued a directive for security forces to tackle the militias in the city in the wake of Ansar al Sharia's storming of the US Consulate.