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UN calls on GNA to uncover fate of Egyptian nationals ill-treated by its militias

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called on the Tripoli-based Government of “National Accord” (GNA) to uncover the fate of a large number of Egyptian nationals who were shown on a video recently being humiliated by GNA militias in Tarhuna south of Tripoli.

“UNSMIL is concerned about the arrest, detention and ill-treatment of a large number of Egyptian nationals in the city of Tarhouna in potential violation to Libya’s international human rights law obligations on the prohibition of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment,” the Mission said in a statement on Tuesday.

UNSMIL called on “the local authorities in Tripoli to conduct a prompt investigation, to uncover their fate and whereabouts and to ensure their treatment in accordance with international standards,” as stated.

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