February 2022

HCS deems Parliament's approach to change government inapplicable

February 01, 2022 - 23:54
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The High Council of State says that it rejects the House of Representatives (HoR) approach by pursuing on one track and ignoring the other paths that were initially agreed upon between the two chambers, deeming any unilateral measures unacceptable and inapplicable.

In a statement Tuesday, the HCS urged the HoR to cooperate to end the transitional phase and head directly to a constitutional referendum and elections.

Amnesty International calls on Italy to stop returning migrants to the "hell of Libya"

February 01, 2022 - 19:56
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

Amnesty International has called on Italy and the European Union to stop cooperating in returning migrants and asylum seekers to the “hell of Libya”, as it described it.

Over the past five years, more than 82,000 people have been intercepted at sea and returned to Libya, where they subjected to arbitrary detention, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, rape, sexual violence, forced labour and killing, according to the organization.

Turkish Ambassador: My visit to Benghazi came at the invitation of its steering council

February 01, 2022 - 11:00
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Turkish ambassador to Libya, Kanaan Yilmaz, has said that his recent visit to Benghazi came at the invitation of the head of the municipality's steering council, Saqr Bujari.

In statements to the Anadolu Agency, the Turkish ambassador said that during the visit, he confirmed Turkey's desire to reopen its consulate in Benghazi and that Turkey views Libya as a unified country with no difference between one region and another.