UNSMIL Urges Public Prosecution to Conduct Investigation into Arrest of Hassan al-Faghl – Al Marsad

UNSMIL has expressed its concern over the arrest of Hassan al-Faghl, chairperson of the subcommittee of the municipality of Qasr al-Akhiyar and employee of the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE).

(LIBYA, 5 June 2021) – UNSMIL said in a tweet on Twitter that the detention of Hassan al-Faghl since 19 May was a violation of Libyan national laws and international obligations, and constitutes a serious threat to the commission’s institutional independence, impeding its mandate to manage, organize, and supervise local electoral processes in Libya.

The Mission called on the Public Prosecution to conduct a prompt, thorough and transparent investigation into this matter.