The European Union and Canada renew their call for the release of Siham Sirgiwa

The European Union and Canada renew their call for the release of Siham Sirgiwa

March 08, 2020 - 11:08
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Written By: RabiaGolden

Heads of the European Mission and Canadian Embassy to Libya have renewed their call for the immediate release of member of Parliament, Siham Sirgiwa, calling on the relevant authorities to take responsibility and investigate her kidnapping.

This was expressed in a statement issued on a day marking International Women’s Day.

They denounced every form of violence against women and girls in Libya, adding that the authorities are required to hold accountable, all those responsible for such acts, including the murder of Salwa Buqeqis and other women who have fallen victim to violence.

Siham Sirgiwa, a 56 year old Libyan politician, was kidnapped on July 17 after an attack on her home in Benghazi by forces loyal to Haftar.

This occurred merely hours after Sirgiwa gave an interview which was critical of Khalifa Haftar and his militias.

Her whereabouts and fate remains unknown which highlights the intimidation, harassment and physical threat to many other outspoken women activists in Libya.

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