Amnesty International said it was concerned about Libyan parliamentarian, Hassan Al-Furjani, who has been held incommunicado since his abduction on 27 February 2023 by whom it called members of the Special Deterrence Forces (SDF) militia, adding that the SDF was notorious for committing arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture with impunity.
Amnesty said on Twitter that the Government of National Unity (GNU) must ensure that Al-Furjani, who represents Tarhouna at the House of Representatives (HoR), is protected from torture and released unless brought to civilian judicial authorities and charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence. It also said that pending his release, Al-Furjani must be allowed to see his family and lawyer.
SDF members in Tripoli said they had arrested Al-Furjani for his involvement in the crime of mass graves in Tarhouna during the period of control of Al-Kaniyat militia that is affiliated with Khalifa Haftar.
Early in March, the HoR condemned what it called the kidnapping of Al-Furjani by "unidentified persons," and called on the Public Prosecutor to take all legal measures to bring the perpetrators to justice.