Human rights violations must be rectified, a UN investigation finds

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Human rights violations must be rectified, a UN investigation finds

  • News by AUN News correspondent
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • The UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya will start its work in June 2020.

  • The Human Rights Council set it up to examine claims that international human rights and humanitarian law have been broken in Libya since 2016. During the panel’s most recent official trip to Libya, which ended on Sunday, witnesses from the victims’ families talked about extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary detention, forced disappearances, human trafficking, internal displacement, the existence of mass graves, and mortuaries with bodies that the families can’t get to.

  • Auajjar said that the families of the people killed had to wait too long for justice. “

  • Robinson stressed that “the victims and their families have not received justice despite the state’s efforts.

  • “Call for Iftikhar Boudra’s release additionally; they demanded the immediate release of Iftikhar Boudra, who had been imprisoned in Benghazi four years earlier due to remarks she had made on social media criticizing the militarization of eastern Libya.

The UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya will start its work in June 2020. The Human Rights Council set it up to examine claims that international human rights and humanitarian law have been broken in Libya since 2016.

During the panel’s most recent official trip to Libya, which ended on Sunday, witnesses from the victims’ families talked about extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary detention, forced disappearances, human trafficking, internal displacement, the existence of mass graves, and mortuaries with bodies that the families can’t get to.

Long deserved justice

Tracy Robinson and Chaloka Beyani, both independent human rights experts, make up the FFM. Mohammad Auajjar is in charge of it. Auajjar said that the families of the people killed had to wait too long for justice. “The Libyan authorities owe it to them to meet with them, exchange information about their loved ones, and provide answers.” “Inaction is not tolerated.”

Mr. Auajjar continued, “We have also asked many times about the status of many investigations into serious human rights violations, but we haven’t gotten a good answer yet.”

Ms. Robinson stressed that despite the state’s efforts, “the victims and their families have not gotten justice.”

Call for Iftikhar Boudra’s release

Also, they asked for the immediate release of Iftikhar Boudra, who had been locked up in Benghazi for four years because she had said things on social media that were critical of the militarization of eastern Libya.

According to reports, Ms. Boudra is in a severe condition, and her family claims they have been denied access to see her for months.

The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Libyan Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva were thanked by the Mission for helping to arrange its visit, which included meetings with other senior officials like the Chief of General Staff of the Libyan Armed Forces and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council.

ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan visits the landfill site in Tarhunah, Libya, where over 250 have been identified across a number of mass graves.
© ICC

The head prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, goes to Tarhunah, Libya, where more than 250 bodies have been found in mass graves.

Mission keeps going

High-ranking government officials asked the FFM to keep asking questions and working with the world-famous government. This request was met with open arms.

In June 2020, the Human Rights Council set up a fact-finding mission to examine claims that violations and abuses of international humanitarian and human rights law have happened in Libya since 2016.

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