Libyan extremists reportedly captured twelve men at a private party.
A photograph of the captured men posted on the Nawasi militia’s Facebook page.
Extremists say they will execute a dozen men they allege are homosexuals, whom they abducted last Thursday at a private party in Tripoli’s Ain Zara district.
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A body calling itself the ‘Private Deterrent Force’, which is believed to be part of the extremist Nawasi militia group, have posted images of the men on their Facebook page. One picture (above) shows them, heads covered, standing with their hands against a wall.
At the time of writing, the picture had received 315 ‘likes’ and had received comments such as “flog them hard”, “lets see the bullets”, and “ride them like camels”.
Accompanying text describes the men as “the third sex” and says that they are to be mutilated and executed.
The posting has also attracted comment from Human Rights Watch Libya, which has asked for the men to be treated humanely and handed over to the civil authorities. HRW Libya has also shared the image on their Facebook page, pointing out that the men are over 18 and were at a private party.