Hanan al-Barassi gunned down in Benghazi

11 Nov 2020

Prominent Libyan lawyer Hanan al-Barassi gunned down in Benghazi.

Hanan al-Barassi

Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord has condemned the killing of prominent Libyan lawyer and women’s rights activist Hanan al-Barassi, who was gunned down by armed men Tuesday in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Hanan al-Barassi, 46, was shot dead in public on Tuesday, rights groups and a security source said.

Al-Barassi “was shot dead in Road 20, one of the main commercial streets in Benghazi”, a security source, who asked to remain anonymous, told AFP news agency.

Amnesty International said Al-Barassi and her daughter had received death threats. It noted that her social media page had said on Monday she planned to release a video exposing alleged corruption within Haftar’s family.