Libyan Crime Watch has appealed to the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) -taking place in Belgrade, Serbia- to work to uncover the fate of Libyan member of parliament, Siham Sergewa.

In a statement, the organization called on the IPU and all international parliaments to condemn this crime and issue a statement demanding the disclosure of the fate of Sergewa.

"Sergewa was kidnapped and remains forcibly absent, after an armed attack on her home in Benghazi, where her fate is still unknown," the organization has said.

It further warned that such crime creates a frightening atmosphere among members of parliament in Libya and affects the political participation of women, in particular.