Plea to monitor Libyan abuses


The Government should be doing more to prevent human rights abuses by the new Libyan regime, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee will be told today.

Seven months after Nato helped overthrow Colonel Gaddafi, campaigners say there have been worrying developments reminiscent of the old regime.

David Mepham, of Human Rights Watch, will tell the committee he is disappointed that the UK has not pushed harder for independent monitors of violations in Libya.