, also romanized as Fatih Turbel
: فتحي تربل
) is a Libyan lawyer and human rights
activist and member of the National Transitional Council
representing Libyan youth. He represents the relatives of over 1,000 prisoners killed by Libyan security forces in Abu Salim Prison
in 1996. He is also the Youth and Sports Minister for the Interim Government.
Fathi Terbil's arrest in February 2011 sparked a demonstration in Benghazi
on 15 February by around 200 relatives of the deceased prisoners, which began the Libyan Civil War
. He was subsequently said to have been freed.
On 20 February, Terbil told Al Jazeera
that security forces - sometimes firing from civilian cars without license plates - had killed dozens, perhaps hundreds, of protestors in Benghazi.
On 30 May 2011, he was awarded the Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize
("The award given by lawyers to a lawyer"), given each year to a lawyer who throughout his or her career has illustrated, by activity or suffering, the defence of human rights in the world.
- ^ "Libya protests: Second city Benghazi hit by violence". BBC News. 16 February 2011.
- ^ "Live Blog - Libya". Al Jazeera. 17 February 2011.
- ^ "The Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize".
- ^ "National Transitional Council". Benghazi: National Transitional Council. 2011. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
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