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Group: Libyans Tortured to Death

Human-rights group Amnesty International said Thursday that several people have died from being tortured by both "officially recognized military and security entities" of the interim government as well as by militias in cities like Tripoli, Misrata, and Gheryan. The group Doctors Without Borders has suspended operations in Misrata after treating 115 patients with torture wounds. Military groups and militias connected to the new government are holding more than 8,500 detainees accused of being loyal to former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and according to the United Nations the lack of oversight has created an environment conducive to torture.