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The Libyan League for Human Rights’ mission is to monitor, promote and safeguard human rights in Libya. The League aims to create appropriate conditions for the establishment of democracy in Libya based on the recognition of the rights of Libyan people as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The League has no political affiliation and calls upon all Libyans, regardless of political and intellectual views and alignments, to join in this effort.

The League was founded in 1989 by Soliman Bouchuiguir, Hussein Raiani, Mohammad Zayyan, and Mansour Kikhia. Mansour Kikhia, former Libyan ambassador to the United Nations, had defected to the US in 1980 and, in December 1993, was kidnapped in Egypt and subsequently transported to Libya, where he is believed to have been executed. The current Secretary-General of the League is Hussein Raiani.

To view the League’s Charter and foundational documents, click here.