The National Committee for Human Rights in Libya has called on the Presidential Council and the Government of National Unity to intervene and reconsider the so-called Department of Operations and Judicial Security of the Judicial Police of the Ministry of Justice due to its involvement in many acts of violence and armed clashes in more than one previous incident.
In a statement, the committee stated that the Operations and Judicial Security Department violated the tasks of the Judicial Police of the Ministry of Justice, which is concerned with securing and protecting prisons, courts and prosecution offices, and not leading and waging wars and armed conflicts.
The committee held the Minister of Justice of the Government of National Unity fully responsible for the crimes, violations, and serious abuses committed by this armed force affiliated with the Judicial Police, as a result of not stopping these violations and abuses and taking a position on them and reconsidering them.
It is to be noted that personnel from the aforementioned department participated in the recent clashes and the one that preceded it between the deterrence agency and the 444th Brigade, and fought alongside the deterrence agency.
They also participated in most of the clashes that took place in Tripoli and neighboring areas recently, using medium and heavy weapons that their job duties do not presume to possess in the first place.
A number of citizens in the southern regions of Tripoli also complained on more than one occasion that the judicial police "exceeded their duties" and set up ambushes and checkpoints on public roads without legal authorization.
It is to be noted that the Operations and Judicial Security Department is a device that is supposed to be affiliated with the Judicial Police, led by a person named Osama Najim, who is the leader of an armed group linked to the Deterrence Agency, who announced at an earlier stage the dissolution of his armed formation and his joining the Judicial Police.