By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 2 October 2014:
Lawyers for Justice in Libya has . . .[restrict]expressed disquiet at the activities of those who it says are seeking to hinder the present peace initiatives. It has also stressed that those who abuse human rights should be held accountable.
“We are extremely concerned by the actions of national actors who seek to obstruct the current peace efforts,” said LFJL’s Elham Saudi, “including by inciting violence. It is vital that all recognise the urgent need to avoid any further bloodshed”.
Noting that, in the last month alone, more than 400 people have died violently, Saudi said that there was no time to waste in establishing a ceasefire.
She added: “It is also important to recognise the legitimate role for independent parties in any peaceful dialogue, negotiation, or mediation to act as facilitators.
“Whilst there may be justifiable room for debate and criticism of such discussions and decisions, it is important at this sensitive time to welcome them as a first step towards a peaceful resolution”.
LFJL urged all parties to respect the complete ceasefire, as agreed at the UNSMIL-sponsored talks in Ghadames. They should also reinforce and encourage all efforts towards a peace that respected human rights.