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FDHRD Called on the UN to Prevent Turning Libya into Breeding Ground for Mercenaries, Terrorists and Foreign Powers

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Press Release

Today, Sunday, the Forum of Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) called on the United Nations and its agencies to intervene decisively and urgently to prevent the flow of weapons, equipment and mercenaries that fuel the conflict to Libyan lands, and to address as well the Turkish interference in Libyan affairs. This intervention, which has become one of the most important reasons for the continuation of the armed conflict and the continued violation of armed militias dominate the sovereignty of Libya, and the devastating consequences of these militias’ practices on the Libyan people.

FDHRD expressed its astonishment at the unjustified silence of the United Nations, which confirmed documented reports issued by its bodies due to the operations launched by teams of mercenaries supported by Turkey that there were about 400,000 internally displaced persons, and 654,000 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the last year.

Reports issued by the United Nations last month also condemned the insistence of the Al-Wefaq government not to end the conflict and stop military operations. FDHRD called on the Security Council to intervene and activate the draft ceasefire agreement that was launched on February 23 last through the talks of the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee in Geneva.

In the same context, FDHRD welcomed the Cairo Declaration, launched by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, in the presence of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and Parliament Speaker Saleh Aqila. FDHRD called on the United Nations to consider the declaration as a road map that can be built upon and open the door to a political settlement of the Libyan crisis that would restore stability and security to Libya and protect the lives and property of the Libyan people.

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