Tripoli/Statement on the kidnapping of the dean of municipality of Tripoli
Arab European centre of human rights and international law condemns in strong terms the kidnapping of the dean of municipality of Libyan city of Tripoli,Mr AbdulRaouf Bait Al-mal yesterday at gunpoint and has been taken to unknown destination,which it is gross violation of human rights and aggression on individual freedom.
We request from the PC of the GNA to work immediately on reducing such malicious incidences of kidnapping taking place in Libyan capital of Tripoli ,and hold the PC accountable for the safety of the kidnapped, as we insist on implementing the following:
-to work on strengthening the legal and security frame work to maintain the safety of all citizens(women and men).
-the government must take all necessary steps to strengthen the independence of the judiciary and put into the place effective accountability mechanisms and processes,establish an effective torture prevention mechanism, and ratify without reservation, the international convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance.
Arab European centre of human rights and international law,March29th,2018