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article 06 November 2014 UK, Libya
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Lindsey Hilsum by 'Thursday night was riot night' at Bassingbourn base

"A bunch of militamen were in control of a British army base in the UK". A whistleblower gives his shocking account of the Libyan army training fiasco to International Editor Lindsey Hilsum.

post 05 November 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Libyan army training fiasco - UK government complacency to blame?

Why did the UK government ever think that the vetting of participants in a scheme to train Libyan soldiers in the UK could be left to the Libyans, when that country was in a state of collapse?

post 04 November 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog 'Asking for trouble': Libyan soldiers sent home amid rape allegations

The debacle of Libyan soldiers accused of rape while on a training course near Cambridge symbolises the chaos of both post-revolutionary Libya and British policy.

article 04 November 2014 UK, Libya
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Libyan troops training in UK sent home in disgrace

More than 300 Libyan soldiers training in Britain are sent home early amid allegations of a series of sexual assaults and rapes during their stay.

post 30 October 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog No state immunity for Jack Straw, MI5 and MI6 in rendition case

The government suffers a significant defeat in attempts to avoid a trial over allegations of complicity in the imprisonment, rendition and torture of a Libyan couple in 2004.

article 05 October 2014 World, Libya
British hostage David Bolam released by Libya militants
British hostage David Bolam released by Libya militants

British hostage David Bolam is set free after being held by Libyan militants for six months, after reports that a ransom was paid to secure his release.

post 22 September 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Murdered in the fight to build a democratic Libya

18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.

post 26 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Neither dawn nor dignity in Libya

Libya's rival factions are called Dawn and Dignity. But fighting means it has little chance of achieving the new dawn or the life of dignity the 2011 revolution promised.

video 26 August 2014 Libya

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Libya's descent: extremists fight for control - video

In 2011 they were all revolutionaries trying to overthrow Gaddafi. Now, says Lindsey Hilsum, Islamists are battling secularists for control in Libya - and the west is ignoring the country's implosion.

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