Libya: Mass graves reveal the horrific crimes against civilians 


ليبيا مقابر جماعية

Geneva Council for Rights and Liberties (GCRL) said today that repeatedly found mass graves in Libya expose the horrific crimes against civilians which require international criminal prosecutions to seek accountability for the perpetrators of this heinous crime.

GCRL noted that the country’s interior ministry said that they found a mass grave of four bodies in the Sadiyah area in the south of Libya’s capital Tripoli. The victims were identified as Mohammed Rikhri, his wife, and two daughters who had been reported missing since October 2019.
On 20 May 2020, a mass grave containing 7 bodies was found by Libya’s Government of National Accord forces in one of the fighting axes in the south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Geneva Council highlighted that clashes raged between UN-backed Tripoli government and self-styled Libyan National Army since April 2019, have caused severe and grave violations against the civilian population in Libya which amount to horrific crimes against civilians.
It also stressed that the international community bears responsibility for the crimes committed against civilians in Libya in light of its failure to date to intervene urgently to prevent the expansion of the fighting.
GCRL had previously documented brutal attacks by the fighting parties in Libya, which deliberately targeted civilians, residential neighborhoods, infrastructure, health, and educational facilities.
In this regard, Geneva Council for Rights and Liberties renewed its call on the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry to document violations in Libya and identify those responsible for them, and on the international community to implement the arms embargo on Libya established by United Nations Secu­rity Council Resolution 1970 (2011).

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