Washington welcomes GNA call for investigating violations in Libya

Washington welcomes GNA call for investigating violations in Libya

June 17, 2020 - 12:28
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The US has welcomed the Government of National Accord's call to establish an international fact-finding mission in order to document the violations in Libya and identify perpetrators from all parties to the conflict.

The US Ambassador, Richard Norland said the mission will help deter future violators while providing a measure of redress to victims, according to a statement published on the US embassy's website.

The statement noted that Norland had spoken with Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Siyala to reiterate horror at "alleged" human rights abuses that have been perpetrated with impunity by parties to the conflict in Libya.

The ambassador expressed his deep concern over the mass graves that were discovered in Tarhuna, and the use of mines and booby-traps in civilian neighborhoods in southern Tripoli, and at the recent massacre of 30 migrants in Mizda.

"These reported abuses, as well as the alleged mistreatment of Egyptians in Tarhuna, shock the conscience and require immediate and thorough investigation," the US ambassador added.

 

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