Killing of Displaced Persons in Libya – UN Calls for ‘Probe’

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The United Nations political mission for Libya today voiced deep concern and condemnation over the killing of seven internally displaced persons (IDPs), including three children and two women in Libya.

UN Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) also urged authorities to investigate the crime and bring those responsible to justice.

Three of the victims were killed at the attacks that took place at Janzur Marine Academy near Tripoli.

Four other IDPs who came from the town of Tawerga were murdered during a street protest.

UNSMIL said it welcomed the action taken by military police of the national army to restore security.

Hundreds of people are confirmed to have been killed since opposition forces rose up against the regime of Mr. Qadhafi in February 2011 as part of a wider pro-democracy movement across North Africa and the Middle East.

Libyans successfully overthrew the long-standing regime of Muammar al-Qadhafi last year after a protracted civil war. However, tensions have persisted in some areas.

Mr. Qadhafi, who had been on the run as his regime collapsed, was captured by then opposition fighters on 20 October and killed.

The mission, based in the capital, Tripoli, is assististing the authorities in restoring public security and stability.

The mission was established by the Security Council last September to support the National Transitional Council (NTC) in its reconstruction efforts, including restoring the rule of law, drafting a new constitution, promoting reconciliation and preparing for elections.

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