Germany: Ruling against journalist Abu Zuraiba is a glaring violation of the concept of the rule of law

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Germany: Ruling against journalist Abu Zuraiba is a glaring violation of the concept of the rule of law

August 06, 2020 - 11:43
Written by: RabiaGolden

The German Government’s Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance, Barbel Kofler, said on Wednesday that the ruling against journalist Ismail Abu Zuraiba, which was held in a closed session, did not afford him the right to seek legal assistance, making it a blatant violation of the rule of law.

Kofler added that this sentencing highlights a stark insight into the human rights situation in eastern Libya, stressing in a statement published by the German Embassy in Libya her profound concerns regarding the 15-year prison sentenced handed down by a military court in Benghazi, urgently calling on the authorities responsible to release him immediately.