UN voices ‘deep concern’ about continued violence in Libya
The UN Mission in the country (UNSMIL) said it has “deep concerns about the continued violence, including assassinations, bombings, kidnappings and attacks in the East and other Libyan areas.”
Judges, members of the security forces, activists, civilians and Arab and foreign nationals have all been targeted, as have polling centres and buildings housing Government and diplomatic missions, according to a news release from the Mission.
“UNSMIL calls upon officials and all forces to do their utmost to put an end to all acts which threaten stability in Libya, put the security of its people at risk, violate human dignity and undermine the values that Libyans uphold,” UNSMIL added in today’s news release.
UNSMIL has been supporting the efforts of the Libyan Government and people to ensure the success of the democratic transition process in the country, which has been under way since the toppling of Muammar al-Qadhafi in the February 17 Revolution three years ago.