مُتاح أيضًا بـ: العربية (Arabic)
We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who died in the appalling terror attack on the ministry of foreign affairs HQ in Tripoli on 25/12/2018, even we’ve been accustomed to tragic events, this latest attack has shocked the country, we stand in solidarity with the grieving families and in the fight against terrorism.
We express our profound concerns and resentment about some official press statements and the contexts which the news was aired to the public opinion and media in the country. Particularly, the statements released by the minister of interior, Fathi Bashaagha in the government of national accord GNA where he stated, ”The attackers were Three… and of African complexion…”!
We consider such official statements where a criminal act is being annexed to the perpetrators’ complexions is discriminatory and unnecessary extrapolation, such statements is also exemplify a violation to the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights UDHR of the 1948 and its abiding intentional laws and conventions, including the convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination OHCHR endorsed by the Libyan state, that forbid collective punishment and remarks of discriminatory instigation that could translate in hate-speech, and ensure all human nationals or of foreign nationals in receiving a fair and equal treatment under the international law.
The discriminatory and irresponsible remarks made by the minister of interior against those who he described as of ”African complexion” could well result in collective extrajudicial punishment and arbitrary arrests against the African-descendant Libyan nationals and foreign African migrants and workers – these racialist remarks also could further widen the gap between Libya’s diverse ethnic and communal building-block, and unleash an atmosphere of intimidation and suspicion.
As we strongly depreciate the criminal terror act, we also demand the Libyan authorities and the people to unite against terrorism and stand up tall against all forms of discrimination and subsequent draconian measures that could curtail the freedoms of specific groups or individuals on the base of colour, religion, race, and political affiliation(s).
We further demand the minister of interior to extricate the implications of his statements and apologize about his irresponsible and discriminatory remarks, and as we urge the official and independent media outlets to exercise prudence and refrain from propagandist scoping and abide to a professional reporting ethics.
Tripoli – Libya.
17 December 2018.
1 – Aman Organization against discrimination – Murzuq.
2 – BELAADY Organization for Human Rights.
3 – Feker Nair Organization – Tripoli.
4 – Advisory Centre for Human Rights – Tripoli.
5 – Libyan Centre for the Freedom of Press – Tripoli.
6 – Sout Al-Muhajir Organization for Human Rights.
7 – Defenders for Woman Rights Network – Benghazi.
8 – Defenders without chains – Benghazi.
9 – Tabayano Organization for Human Rights – Nalut.
10 – Libyan Centre for Human Rights and Freedoms – Zawia.
11 – Free Youth Association for Development.
12 – Al Twasol Organization – Obari.
13 – Hope of South Organization for Peace and Sustainable Development – Murzuq.
14 – Youth Gathering for Tawergha Organization – Tawergha.
15 – Defender Centre for Human Rights.
16 – Erban Organization for Civil Orientation – Kufra.
17 – Bedaya Organization for Advocacy and Human Rights – Tripoli.
18 – Rights first Organization for Human Rights – Kufra.
19 – Women Wisdom Association for Woman and Culture – Kufra.
20 – Rebyana Cultural Club – Rebyana.
21 – Al Nassir Organization for Human Rights – Tripoli.
22 – Human Rights Solidarity Organization – Tripoli.
23 – Muhajir Organization for Illegal Migration and Displaced Affairs – Kufra.
24 – Amal Al Ghad Association – Kufra.
25 – Sons of Desert Association for Culture – Murzuq.
26 – Bariqu Association for Children Rights – Tripoli.
27 – Bader Organization for Charity and Development – Tobruk.
28 – Israr Organization for Development – Tripoli.
29 – Nour El Alam Centre – Obari.
30 – Arabian International Organization for Women Rights – Tripoli.
31 – Nessma Alela Centre for societal studies and family – Tripoli.
32 – Lend-hand Association for Charity – Kufra.
33 – Libyan Group to Monitor Human Rights Violations – Tripoli.
34 – Democratic Transition and Human Rights Support Centre ‘DAAM’ – Tunisia.
35 – Mercy Association for Charitable and Humanitarian – Tawergha.
36 – Tibyan Association for Human Rights – Derj.
37 – Independent Organization for Human Rights – Misrata.
38 – Jurists Groups for Migration – Tripoli.
39 – Libyan Association for Democracy and Human Rights – Benghazi.
40 – Takta Youth Organization for voluntary work and humanitarian – Jebel Nafousa.
41 – Matress Youth Organization – Jebel Nafousa.
42 – Amal Women Organization for Rural Development – Derj.
43 – Why Me Association for Women Rights – Benghazi.
مُتاح أيضًا بـ: العربية (Arabic)