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UN concerned over increased disappearances of officials in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expressed concern on Wednesday over the increased cases of detentions and disappearances of officials and journalists in Libya amid the ongoing political crisis in the North African country.

“UNSMIL is deeply concerned about increased cases of arbitrary arrest and detention, abduction, kidnapping and disappearance in Libya, inflicted upon officials, activists and journalists,” the agency said in a statement.

The mission also reminded all parties in the Libyan conflict that they must adhere to human rights obligations under international law.

“The Mission emphasizes that under International Human Rights Law (IHRL), everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one may be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention Enforced disappearances are also prohibited by IHRL, as are abductions and kidnappings. The Mission reminds all parties to the conflict that they must adhere to human rights and rule of law obligations.

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