National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms She submits an official letter to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General of the United Nations To investigate the crimes of the Libyan government militia against the Egyptians
The National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms announced that it and eleven Egyptian and Arab societies and organizations partnered today, Monday, June 15, 2020 AD, with official letters to Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Michel Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Mr. Moussa Faki, Chairman of the Commission African Union to set up fact-finding missions and to investigate the crime of arrest, grooming and mistreatment of Egyptian workers in Tarhouna, Libya, at the hands of armed militias affiliated with the Libyan Government of National Accord.
The association’s complaint came based on preliminary information available to it regarding the repeated attacks that targeted Egyptian workers residing in Tarhouna, Libya, in addition to what the Libyan army spokesperson said yesterday evening that there is documented information indicating that militias affiliated with the Libyan government have committed war crimes against Egyptians Libya.
The association called for the formation of a fact-finding committee to immediately investigate the crime of arrest and torture of Egyptian workers in the Libyan city of Tarhouna at the hands of armed militias affiliated with the Government of National Accord. And the association indicated in the body of its speech that the general situation in Libya increases our humanitarian concerns for the lives of these workers. The association warned of the increasing violence by these militias that use violence as a means to impose their presence by force, which threatens more violence on Libyan lands, which endangers the lives of civilians.
The letter reviewed many of the crimes against humanity that occurred against Egyptian workers in Libya at the hands of armed militias.
In January 2014, five employees of the Egyptian Embassy in Libya were kidnapped
In February 2014, 7 Egyptian workers were kidnapped and shot in the head in Benghazi.
In December 2014, an Egyptian doctor and his wife were killed in the Jarf area of Sirte, and their thirteen-year-old daughter was kidnapped and her body was later found west of Sirte.
On the 30th of December 2014, in the eastern city of Sirte, 7 Egyptian workers were kidnapped, then 14 others were kidnapped on January 3, 2015 from their homes in Sirte as well.
فبراير On February 15, 2015, ISIS in Libya executed 21 Coptic Egyptians by slaughtering them in cold blood under the title of a letter signed with blood to the nation of the cross.
In its speech, the National Assembly indicated that what is happening against the Egyptian workers in Libya by armed militias violates all international conventions and treaties that preserve the rights and lives of migrant workers in accordance with the International Convention for the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, which was adopted by General Assembly Resolution 45 of December 18, 1990. As stipulated in Article 10, “A migrant worker or any member of his family shall not be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” and in the second paragraph of Article 16 “Migrant workers and members of their families are entitled to obtain effective protection from the state from exposure to violence and injury. Physicality, threats and intimidation, whether by public officials or by private persons, groups or institutions. ”
The association concluded its communication by calling on the international community to confront violent crimes inside the Libyan territories and to rally around supporting initiatives that reject violence inside the Libyan territories and demanding the Libyan conflict parties to return to the dialogue table.
The following Egyptian and Arab organizations joined the speech:
1 – The National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (Egypt)
2 – Al-Haq Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights (Egypt)
3 – The Arab Caucus of Civil Society Organizations (a caucus of Arab organizations)
4- The Iraqi Skilled Women Foundation (Iraq)
5 – Al-Sabah Charitable Organization (Palestine)
6 – Al-Naeem Foundation for Human Development (Somalia)
7 – Hagar Development Foundation (Egypt)
8 – Creative Youth Association (Morocco)
9 – Association for Environment and Sustainable Development (Morocco)
10 – The National Federation of Civil Society (Algeria)
11- The Safety Association for Social Development (Morocco)
12 – Raqeb Deputy Campaign (Egypt)