The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) documented 296 civilian injuries in December 2016 across Libya including 76 deaths and 34 injuries due to violence and terror attacks.
In its monthly report that was issued Sunday, the NCHRL said four women and four children were killed, while three women and two children were wounded.
“There were 89 kidnaps, including 6 children and 5 women, and there were 97 armed robberies in Tripoli, Wirshiffana, Al-Zawiya, and Sabha.” The report records.
The NCHRL indicated in the report that Derna residents are still suffering from the siege laid by Dignity Operation forces, calling on the UN Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court to assume their responsibility toward putting an end to the attacks on civilians, kidnappings, murders, forced disappearances, and terrorist assaults in the country.
“All parties and factions must refrain from attacking civilians, whether in violence acts, clashes, or kidnappings as well as killings. They must stop using civilians as human shields and hostages, and they should break off the sieges on all of the cities.” The report says, adding that all parties should not use starvation of the civilians as a weapon.
“Those acts are considered war crimes and a violation of the International Humanitarian Law.” The report of the NCHRL concludes.