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UNSMIL denounces crackdown on journalists in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed its concern on Saturday about the imprisonment of journalists in the country.

“UNSMIL is deeply concerned by the continued crackdown on and arrests of journalists in Libya,” the mission said in an official statement.

In particular, it refers to the case of Ismail Bouzreeba, detained in the city of Ajdabiya, and calls on the Libyan authorities to protect journalists and strengthen press freedom. “Crimes against journalists should be prosecuted,” the mission has added.

Bouzreeba, who allegedly works as a reporter for the Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece channel Al-Nabaa, was arrested by security forces in Ajdabiya last Thursday.

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