Security Council concerned at worsening security, political divisions in Libya

The Security Council today voiced its grave concern at the worsening security situation and political divisions in Libya which threaten to undermine the country’s democratic transition.

Precarious security situation in Libya shows need for dialogue with militias – UN envoy

The continued “precariousness” of security in Libya highlights the need for dialogue between the Government and the main armed militias, the top United Nations official in the North African country told the Security Council today.

Libya: UN rights office condemns use of violence against peaceful protestors

The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep concern about violent incidents in the Libyan capital of Tripoli which have left more than 40 people dead and hundreds others injured, and urged authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

UN mission urges maximum restraint after deadly clashes in Libyan capital

The United Nations mission in Libya strongly condemned the violence which took place in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday that led to the loss of civilian lives and called for maximum restraint and an end to bloodshed in the country.

Efforts by Libya, international partners vital to close impunity gap, says ICC Prosecutor

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today cited the need for Libya to devise a comprehensive strategy to address serious crimes committed in the country and for the international community to help close the impunity gap in the North African nation.

Libya: UN mission condemns spate of assassination attempts in Benghazi

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today strongly condemned the series of assassinations in Benghazi targeting security and military officials as well as political activists and other citizens.

Security in Libya worsening, Ban says following abduction of Prime Minister

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced relief at the release of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan of Libya, who was abducted earlier today, and noted that acts of violence are increasing and security is worsening in the North African nation.

Security Council condemns attack against Russian embassy in Libya

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned Wednesday’s attack against the Russian embassy in Tripoli, Libya, which caused serious damage to the diplomatic premises.

Despite Government efforts, torture widespread in Libya’s detention centres – UN report

Torture continues to be widespread in Libya’s detention centres, according to a United Nations report released today, which noted that some 27 people have died in custody in the past two years, with physical abuse cited as the cause.

Two years on, Libya’s democratic transition faces numerous challenges – UN envoy

Two years after the fall of the authoritarian regime, Libya faces a number of challenges in ensuring that its democratic transition proceeds peacefully, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, noting that recent months have been marked by pronounced political disagreements, a disruption of the country’s oil exports, and security problems.