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Salamé: We can’t stand idle while civilians bear the brunt of lawlessness in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI –  Head of  the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, said in a statement on Monday that UN “cannot stand idle while civilians continue to bear the brunt of the fighting and lawlessness in Libya”.

In his statement, which was published on UNSMIL website to mark Human Rights Day, Salamé said “it was seven years ago that the Libyan people rose up demanding these same rights, calling for a democratic transformation, for freedom, justice and rule of law. This demand remains unrealized and pertinent till this day.”

“We cannot stand idle while civilians continue to bear the brunt of the fighting and lawlessness in Libya; while executions, abductions, unlawful detention and torture have become part of everyday life; while women continue to face discriminate measures against their freedom of movement and threats against their physical safety; while those who dare to speak out are often harassed, persecuted and even killed.” He added

Salamé ended by paying tribute to Libya’s political activists “who lost their lives upholding human rights in Libya and those defenders risking their lives every day to protect people in the face of hatred and repression.”

“It is up to everyone in every Libyan city and town to raise their voice for human rights, for the protection of civilians, for the establishment of law and order and ending impunity and for the empowerment of women as equal partners in building this country.” He concluded.

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