By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 9 August 2015:
Roads in the west Tripoli suburb of Gargaresh were again closed today by angry residents . . .[restrict]following the discovery of the body of a local resident dumped in the area. However this afternoon, Rada (“deterrence”) forces moved in and arrested a number of people, accusing them of being drugs dealers.
People had set fire to tyres and blocked roads yesterday, claiming that the dead man whom they said had been arrested by Rada ten days ago and accused of selling drugs, had been shot and that his body showed signs of torture.
Led by Abdul Raouf Kara who is based at Mitiga airbase, the Rada forces view drug enforcement as one of their major activities although there are claims that they use this to cover attacks on opponents of Libya Dawn. Rada announced in June that it would not longer arrest those involved in kidnapping or extortion and would administer summary justice against them – taken to mean instant execution. A couple of days after the announcement, Rada killed a man said they alleged was a kidnapper. [/restrict]