UNSMIL welcomes freeing of prisoners – calls for more arbitrarily held persons to be released
By Sami Zaptia.
London, 8 May 2021:
UNSMIL welcomed yesterday the recent release of dozens of detainees by the command of the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA).
It said it was encouraged by their declared commitment for further releases during Ramadan. UNSMIL said, as the Holy Month of Ramadan draws to a close, it calls on all parties to release all persons who are arbitrarily detained, before Eid al Fitr.
UNSMIL reiterated that prisoner releases are a vital confidence-building measure that will go a long way to foster a national reconciliation process that advances the rule of law and human rights – necessary foundations for peace and stability in Libya.