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Leaked UN Report Reveals Torture, Lynchings And Abuse In Post-Gaddafi Libya

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Libyans rush to the streets as they celebrate the arrest of Seif Al-Islam Kadhafi in Zintan on November 19, 2011. Ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's fugitive son Seif al-Islam has been arrested in the south of the country, according to a senior National Transitional Council official. (JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are suffering torture and systematic mistreatment while being held in private jails outside the control of the country's new government.

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