Militias in Misrata, Libya have been looting and destroying homes in the area preventing those who have been displaced by the conflict from returning home.
According to the Human Rights Watch article, “officials in Misrata have sought to justify the violations to Human Rights Watch, contending that people from Tomina, Kararim, and Tawergha fought with Gaddafi forces and committed atrocities against Misratans during the 2011 conflict.”
The video below shows Misrata militias terrorizing displaced residence from Tawergha in October 2011. (can be seen in the HRW article)
I understand that Libya is in a transitional government and that violence and tension has ensued because of Gaddafi, but that does not justify destroying homes of displaced people and preventing them from returning home. The government needs to act and it needs to order these militias to stop looting and destroying these homes because there is no justification for the actions of the militias, and for the lack of action by government (if they decide to sit back and do nothing).