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Human rights group: Libya improving despite attack

Libya made major strides toward establishing democracy and political rights last year, a pro-democracy watchdog group Freedom House said in a report to be released Wednesday. The findings counter a widespread impression of the country as anarchic following the deadly militia raid in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.

 

Freedom House's annual ranking of political rights and civil liberties in countries around the world found worrying trends in many regions where it said the West was failing to promote and defend democracy. (AP)