Countries supporting Haftar; led by the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and France, are partners in his crimes in Libya
The kidnapping of the Libyan MP Seham Sergiwa, 55, continues for the 75th day, after Seham had published statements criticizing Haftar’s militias, policies and practices inside Libya demanding to stop the bloodshedding.
Libyan MP Seham Sergiwa was abducted from her home in Benghazi on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at dawn. Gunmen stormed her home, beating and shooting live bullets inside the house, which resulted in injuring of her husband in the eye and leg, before kidnapping her. Her fate remains unknown.
Following the attack, gunmen wrote words at the entrance to the house reading “Army is a red line” and “Awliya Al-Dam” -an armed group linked to Khalifa Haftar’s forces involved in several crimes in Libya-.
Eye witnesses stated that the vehicles of the armed group responsible for the kidnapping belong to the 106 troop; which is one of the largest military brigades controlled by Haftar. Haftar relies on this troop to carry out many missions and the troop is led by his two sons, Khaled and Saddam.
Despite evidence confirming General Khalifa Haftar’s involvement in the crime through his militias, the UN position was very weak as it issued a statement by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Which used general words condemning the crime without pointing out to the perpetrator.
Arab Organization for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) confirms that Major General Khalifa Haftar bears full responsibility for this crime and other crimes of kidnapping and assassination in order to terrorise his opponents and keep them away from public affairs so that he can practice his crimes and violations without opposition.
AOHR UK affirms that the countries that support Haftar, led by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and France, are main partners in all the crimes committed in Libya, since these crimes not have continues without the financial and military support from those countries.
AOHR UK calls on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into the crimes and violations committed by the armed militias of the Libyan National Army, and to hold the perpetrators -led by Major General Khalifa Haftar- accountable.
AOHR UK also calls for the urgent intervention of the UN Secretary-General and the international community to reveal the fate of the MP Seham Sergiwa and to put an end to the UAE, Egyptian, Saudi and French support for Haftar forces, as this increases the deterioration of Libya, reprisals, and adversely affects peace, social cohesion, efforts for national reconciliation and the establishment of a state of law.