Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue Condemns Al-Wefaq Government’s Violation of Truce in Libya, Calls on Security Council to Investigate Crimes Against Civilians in Tarhuna City and Transfer Defendants to ICC

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Press Release

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue on Sunday condemned the violation of the UN-sponsored international truce in Libya by militias allied with the Turkish regime and its targeting of civilians by bombing the city of Tarhuna, southeast of the capital Tripoli.

On Saturday morning, the city of Tarhuna was hit by more than 20 rockets, all of which landed on houses and civilian areas,” causing casualties and damage in a clear breach of the UN-sponsored truce, where armed militias accused of treason by the Libyan National Army (LNA) carried out bloody attacks in recent days to take control of the cities of Sabratha and Serman.

The e Forum called on the UN mission in Libya to fulfill its duties and condemn real terrorists and investigate their crimes against civilians while trying to take control of these cities during the truce period.

The acting head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, declared a ceasefire in Libya, declared a humanitarian truce at the start of Ramadan month and imposed precautionary measures to counter the CORONA virus, but the armed militias of the illegal Government of Reconciliation violated the truce and used it to force their control over more territory, taking advantage of the LNA’s commitment to the international truce, which endangered the lives of civilians in those cities.

The Forum called upon the UN mission to escalate the matter to the Security Council, issue a resolution condemning the government of reconciliation and its armed militia, begin investigating their crimes and transfer the accused to the International Criminal Court, which is mandated in accordance with the Council’s 1970 resolution 2011 to investigate war crimes in Libya. ‏

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