Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bughaighis killed

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Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bughaighis killed

A prominent Libyan human rights lawyer and activist has been assassinated in her home in Benghazi.

Armed men fought their way into the house of Salwa Bughaighis before shooting her.

Ms Bughaighis was an outspoken critic of many of the armed groups, which still control much of Libya.

Her husband Issam has disappeared, and relatives believe he has been kidnapped.

The killing is the latest in a string of attacks on politicians, activists and journalists who have spoken out against the actions of certain militias.

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