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Tarek Lamloum

Tarik Lamloum

HRD, Activist, Founder
Belady Foundation for Human Rights

Tarik Lamloum is a Libyan activist and human rights defender focusing on the issues of migrants and asylum seekers. He is active with local and international groups, and has worked within the Libyan civil society institutions. He is the founder and head of the Belady Foundation for Human Rights, which he has been working for for the last 11 years, as well as with other international organizations.

Tarik prepares radio programs against racism and advocating for the rights of workers and migrants. He is also a member of the Libyan Anti-Torture Network.


Libya remains a country mired in political turmoil as competing political factions vie for power amid a landscape marked by the rise of independent localized militas, some of which have aligned with forces loyal to the former regime or with transnational Islamist movements.

Human rights defenders (HRDs) remain at severe risk due to the general insecurity and the spread of the armed conflict across the country. HRDs have been victims of assassinations, kidnappings, violent attacks, torture and unlawful detentions. The situation deteriorated further when armed groups took control of major cities. The closure of foreign diplomatic missions also affected HRDs as it deprived them of a support network.