LCW decries detention of lawyer in Benghazi

LCW decries detention of lawyer in Benghazi

May 15, 2022 - 14:14
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Libyan Crimes Watch (LCW) has condemned the kidnapping of lawyer Adnan Al-Arfi in Benghazi.

Al-Arfi was abducted by a militia affiliated with Khalifa Haftar for filing corruption cases against the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Ali Al-Hibri, backed by Haftar.

LCW said Al-Arfi was subjected to wrongful detention three times between 2017 and 2022.

It considered his arrest an abuse of the immunities enjoyed by lawyers according to Article No. 27 of Law No. 3 of 2014.

The organization held the Government of National Unity and the Libyan Presidential Council responsible for his safety, and demanded his release unconditionally, the opening of an investigation into such violations, and to hold those responsible for his abduction accountable.

Meanwhile, the General Bar Association has said that Al -Arfi was arrested outside the law and vowed to take legal action against those behind his detention.

The General Bar Association "is in the process of taking legal measures against those behind his arrest and enforced disappearance and had submitted complaints to the competent authorities and the Attorney General, the bloc confirmed.

It disclosed that it has reached out to the lawyers in the Benghazi Syndicate and all the subsidiary unions to take the necessary measures regarding "this crime."