Legal activist, Nasser Al-Hawari, urged security and military units in Benghazi to probe "kidnap, shaving of hair and rape of a girl named Abeer Ahmed Omar."

Al-Hawari accused a militiaman loyal to Khalifa Haftar's forces in Benghazi, Ali Al-Ferjani, of being involved in this incident with three others, who all kidnapped the girl for three days.

He said they had shaved her hair and raped her then threw her on the street with no action from security forces.

Footage of the kidnappers was seen on social media showing one of them shaving the girl's hair, which ignited anger in Libya with many people urging security forces to stop such crimes that have been oftentimes recurrent in Benghazi.