By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 18 July 2014:
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned Thursday’s assassination of former General National . . .[restrict]Congress (GNC) member Fariha Al-Berkawi.
In a statement issued today, the UN mission said that the escalating violence in Benghazi and Tripoli was unacceptable but that it was particularly disturbed by the targeting of women activists.
Berkawi was the second prominent woman to be assassinated in the country in just over three weeks, the UN noted; political activist Salwa Bugaighis had been murdered in Benghazi during Libya’s parliamentary elections on 25 June.
Calling on all sides to refrain from all kinds of violence, the UN demanded that “measures be taken to ensure the protection of all civilians during this current armed conflict”. [/restrict]