Libyan activist shot dead in Benghazi


Published: 2020-11-11 10:22

Last Updated: 2020-11-11 10:59

Libyan activist shot dead in Benghazi
Libyan activist shot dead in Benghazi

Libyan lawyer and activist Hanan al-Barassi, 46, was shot dead in her car Tuesday in Benghazi, according to a security source.

Al-Barassi ran a local association that defended women's rights, and regularly uploaded videos that aimed to empower women.

A security source told AFP, "She was shot dead on Street 20, one of the biggest commercial streets in Benghazi."

The source added the victim was broadcasting a live video on her Facebook account moments before her death, in which she was sitting in a car criticizing armed groups close to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

On Twitter, Amnesty International condemned the assassination of Al-Barassi, calling for an investigation, and considered her murder "evidence of the dangers faced by women in Libya who talk about political matters."