Originally published on July 17, 2014, at ForceChange.com
Target: Nouri Abusahmain, President of the Libyan General National Congress
Goal: Investigate the assassination of a prominent human rights activist, and ensure justice for her family
On the day of her country’s general election, Libyan human rights lawyer Salwa Bugaighis was assassinated inside her home in Benghazi, by a group of unidentified gunmen wearing hoods and military uniforms. The shooting took place shortly after she cast her vote in the national parliamentary elections. Earlier in the day, Bugaighis appeared on television denouncing extremist militants who had attacked members of the military protecting the polling station.