Libya's Grand Mufti decries human rights abuses in Qirnada prison

Libya's Grand Mufti decries human rights abuses in Qirnada prison

July 05, 2016 - 11:47
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Qirnada prison's male inmates are sexually assaulted 

Libya's Grand Mufti has denounced torture and abuses inside Dignity Operation's notorious Qirnada prison in the eastern city of Shahat, describing them as unspeakable cruelty.

In a televised address Monday night on Eid Al-Fitr, which starts on Wednesday, Sheikh Sadiq Al-Gharyani called all people to condemn those atrocities, indicating that if Khalifa Haftar's crimes continue, prisons similar to Qirnada would be set up in all Libyan cities.

"Men are raped inside that prison," he said, calling for demolition of such prisons and release of oppressed prisoners.

Last week, social media activists said the detainees in Qirnada prison, most of them are anti-Dignity Operation, went on hunger strike to protest their continued arbitrary detention and brutal treatment they receive. They added that prison guards are targeting the inmates' sensitive parts of the body and injured areas.

In his address, the Mufti criticized the outcome of Skhirat agreement, saying it has added misery to the people.

"The western countries have installed a government to serve their interests and comply with their instructions," he said.

He also warned the revolutionary fighters of imminent danger, advising them to unite and put aside their differences to eliminate such danger.