Libya’s criminal justice system is plagued by multiple process issues that hinder its effectiveness. Military courts persist in trying civilians, while judges, prosecutors, and lawyers face severe risks and attacks from armed groups. Despite efforts to address these concerns, human rights violations and abuse by the armed forces and militias continue to be widespread. Furthermore, authorities in both eastern and western Libya have been cracking down on civic groups, harassing and even detaining them.
Pray for restoration through justice in Libya and acts of repentance in Jesus’ Name (The Holy Bible, Psalms 32:6).
Libya is now in 5th position in the World Watch report 2023 by Open Doors for severe Christian persecution. Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibeh is a Libyan politician who is the current Prime Minister of Libya’s interim Government of National Unity. Incumbent Mohamed al-Menfi is the president since 15 March 2021. Libyan Prime Minister suggested holding parliamentary elections at the end of 2022 and to start preparations for polls in June. Libya’s government has been unstable for a decade. The situation for Christians in Libya changed drastically after the Gaddafi regime fell. The country fell into chaos, and weapons and Islamist ideologies flowed across the relaxed borders from Egypt. Islamist militia groups such as Ansar al Sharia, the Nusra Front, and ISIS had firmly embedded themselves in Libya and begun to hunt down Christians. The world will never forget that on a beach ISIS beheaded Coptic Christians for their faith in Christ.