The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has called on the Attorney General's Office to investigate the circumstances of the killing of Mahmoud Awaily and his wife Najah Nuaimi during a raid on their house last Tuesday by members of the Special Deterrence Force (SDF).

The NCHRL quoted eye witnesses as saying that that there was an exchange of gunfire between Awaily and the SDF after Awaily`s wife was shot dead.

The NCHRL warned against excessive use of force by the SDF during arrests, asserting that the Presidential Council and the Ministry of the Interior are responsible for ensuring that excessive force is not taken by security forces, which could be classed as illegal violence.

It that this could lead to a serious deterioration in the security situation and an increase in human rights violations.