(Rodrigo Abd/AP, File)
Death Toll Estimate: As many as 30,000
After an bitter eight-month battle between NATO-supported rebels and pro-Qadhafi forces, Libya’s death toll has far surpassed that of any other nation in the Arab Spring. Before the NATO mission to protect rebels began in mid-March, reports suggested that Qadhafi’s forces had already killed over a thousand people. But even with Qadhafi out of the picture and the National Transitional Council in charge, reports from Libya suggest that violence against Qadhafi loyalists and other minorities continues. Though the interim government in Libya puts the death toll at around 30,000, other human rights organizations have estimated lower figures.