Libya: Names of the Libyan Amazigh organizations which are active in Yafran (Yafren, Yifrin) or outside Libya
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||17 April 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LBY37079.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Libya: Names of the Libyan Amazigh organizations which are active in Yafran (Yafren, Yifrin) or outside Libya, 17 April 2001, LBY37079.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be5f4.html [accessed 2 September 2014]|
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The president of the World Amazigh Congress (Congrès mondial amazigh) in Paris stated in correspondence dated 12 April 2001 that his organization was not aware of any Amazigh organizations in Libya and that it would be difficult to imagine any organization defending the interests of the Amazighen in Libya under the Kadhafi regime. The president also referred to an organization called the Libyan Tmazight Congress which was founded a few months ago in the United Kingdom.
No additional Information on Amazigh movements in Libya could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Amazigh World Congress. 12 April 2001. Correspondence with the president.
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sources including:
Amazigh World Congress
Lybian Amazigh Site
World News Connection (WNC)
Search engines including:
Oral sources :
Five oral source could not provide the requested information within the research time limits.