UN deputy head supports civilian state in Libya not military rule

UN deputy head supports civilian state in Libya not military rule

March 20, 2019 - 20:05
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The deputy head of the UNSMIL for political affairs Stephanie Williams has reiterated support for the civilian statehood of Libya and rejection to the military operations or rule.

These remarks came in meeting for Williams with several revolutionary fighters from all across Libya as per her wish to talk about their representation in the upcoming National Conference.

The National Conference is going to be held on April 14-16, announced Ghassan Salame on Wednesday.

The revolutionary fighters said, according to sources who attended the meeting, they reject military rule and individual power in Libya, stressing the need for a civilian and democratic state with a constitution approved by all Libyans, let alone the guarantee of peaceful circulation of power.

They also rejected any power-sharing deals among parties, expressing condemnation of negative foreign interventions.

Libya Al-Ahrar TV Channel reported one of the attendees - Hisham Buhajar - as saying that the revolutionary fighters expressed fear that the results of the national conference won't be implemented and that they were uncomfortable with the Abu Dhabi meeting between Faye Al-Sirraj and Khalifa Haftar.

According to Buhajar, they also called for ceasing the media campaigns that fuel hate and called for holding violators of human rights accountable.