Western embassies and EU delegation in Libya call for releasing abducted HoR member

Western embassies and EU delegation in Libya call for releasing abducted HoR member

August 07, 2019 - 19:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Embassies of the UK, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, and the European Union's delegation to Libya urged in a joint statement on Tuesday for the release of the kidnapped member of the House of Representatives Siham Sirgiwa, citing grave concerns about her whereabouts.

The statement called on the relevant authorities to probe the kidnapping and to provide details about her whereabouts, saying they are following reports about the forced disappearances and illegal arrests in Libya, which violate international humanitarian law and UN human rights laws.

The embassies said legal action against criminals must be taken and impunity must end.

The statement added that the countries reiterate support for women's rights and active role in all peace and political transition process in Libya.

Sirgiwa was kidnapped from her house in Benghazi and was led to an unknown location by gunmen linked to Awliaa Al-Dam and Khalifa Haftar's son-led Brigade 106.