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Amesys Case: The Investigation Chamber green lights the investigative proceedings on the sale of surveillance equipment by Amesys to the Khadafi regime [France]

Author: Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'Homme (FIDH) & Ligue des droits de l'Homme (LDH), Published on: 17 January 2013

FIDH and LDH welcome the decision issued on January 15 by the Paris Court of Appeal to allow the judicial investigation, started in May 2012, to proceed.[In October 2011, these two NGOs had filed a complaint alleging that]…Amesys was complicit in acts of torture by supplying surveillance equipment to the Gaddafi regime, thereby allowing it to perfect the means of repression against its opponents and the population as a whole…On January 10, 2013…five Libyan victims…were admitted as civil parties in the judicial investigation. [They] wish to explain the conditions under which they were identified, arrested and tortured by the Libyan information services.

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