UNSMIL: Arrest of Citizens from Eastern Libya Aims to Sabotage Good Faith Efforts – Al Marsad

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), In its statement on Sunday, welcomed the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority on 4 November 2020 to permit the resumption of flights to all airports in the Southern region of Libya.

(Libya, 8 November 2020) – UNSMIL said in its statement that this decision was a product of the confidence that has been built as a result of the October 23 ceasefire agreement and the follow-up talks of the Joint Military Commission in Ghadames on 2-4 November.

“The Mission notes with great concern that between 1 and 5 November, a number of individuals from the east who traveled to Tripoli were arbitrarily arrested by armed groups. At least one person was followed to his destination in Tripoli and then arrested, others were allegedly arrested at the airport upon arrival.”

UNSMIL reiterates that all Libyan citizens have the right to freedom of movement. Adding that any illegal infringement of this right is a serious violation of Libya’s obligations under international law.

Further, It believed that these actions aim to sabotage the good faith efforts to bring Libyans together, following the ceasefire agreement, and calls for the immediate release of those arbitrarily detained with for freedom of movement to be fully respected for all Libyans.

© Al-Marsad English (2020)

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