EU calls for independent investigation into reported Libya mass graves, calls for ceasefire

By Sami Zaptia.

London, 17 June 2020:

In a statement by its Spokesperson, the EU yesterday called for an independent investigation into Libya’s mass graves. It also called for an immediate ceasefire and return to talks.

Here is the statement in full:

‘‘The reported discovery of eight mass graves around Tarhuna in northwestern Libya is profoundly disturbing.

An immediate independent investigation should be undertaken to verify these findings and bring those responsible to justice.

The EU reminds all parties to the conflict in Libya of their obligations, under international humanitarian law and international human rights law, to protect the civilians and civilian infrastructure.

EU urges the warring parties to immediately stop the fighting and agree on the modalities of a total ceasefire, under the Joint Military Commission, with the objective of urgently returning to the UN-led political process’’.

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