The NGO condemned the “secret and apparently unfair” military trials aimed at “punishing opponents.”
Since 2018, at least 22 people have been sentenced to death by military courts, and hundreds of people have been sentenced to prison after being sent to prison. “Trial Training” Amnesty International reported on Monday (April 26) that it was in eastern Libya.
These military trials “Secret and obviously unfair” Goal is “Punish the opponent” An NGO that calls itself the Libyan National Army (ANL), led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, criticized the NGO in a report. Among the civilians on trial were journalists, peaceful demonstrators and Internet users who criticized the National Liberation Forces on social networks.
At the same time, the former detainees told Amnesty International that they had been kidnapped, “Illegal detention” Months or even years “Suffered and sanctioned by extremely unfair procedures”.Others are forced to sign “Confessions” For crimes they did not commit, the report continues.
Libya is trying to get rid of a decade of conflict, which is marked by the presence of hostility and bloodshed in recent years in the west and east of the country.
The work to end this chapter was created by a new unified administrator who was born in a process initiated in November 2020 under the auspices of the United Nations in Tunisia, and the resolution was carried out in Geneva in February It was on track before the vote of confidence. “historical” Parliament is in March.
In fact “The National Liberation Forces and the Allied Army Group continue to exercise effective control over eastern Libya”, Recalling the amnesty.
Use arbitrary military trials to enable him“Gives an atmosphere of fear”Said Diana Eltahawy, deputy director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa region.
These ones “Trial Training”Led by prosecutors and judges, they are soldiers themselves, “Therefore lack of fairness”, Happened “Sometimes in the absence of the lawyer and the defendant”, Condemned human rights organizations.
“The Government of National Unity must immediately end the military trials of civilians and order the investigation of torture and other crimes committed by armed groups”, A jug MI Eltahawy.