UN voices ‘deep concern’ about continued violence in Libya

25 February 2014

The United Nations in Libya said ongoing violence there is a violation of human dignity and urged authorities to end instability in the country which runs counter to the values of rule of law and respect for human rights to which Libyans aspire.

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.

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