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PC condemns Al-Rwimy massacre

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LIBYAPROSPECT – Tripoli

The Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA) condemned the heinous crime against a group of prisoners in Tripoli after being released by judicial sentence.

The PC urged, in a statement, all security, and legal entities to urgently take all necessary steps to uncover circumstances surrounding the crime and refer the perpetrators to justice.

From his side, the United Nations special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, demanded an immediate, transparent investigation by authorities in the incident that killed prisoners who were acquitted from Al-Rwimy. He said, via Twitter that “he is totally shocked and upset, I will personally follow up the case.”

Also, Justice and Building Party condemned the crime, demanding in a statement relevant authorities to bear their responsibilities to prevent the repetition of such actions and take all necessary measures to complete the investigations and uncover the perpetrators.

Al-Thinni”s government, in Al-Baida, said that the judicial police is responsible for the death of 12 prisoners inside Al-Rwimy facility, and demanded in a statement, Sunday, all local and international human rights organizations to “deliver the real image and expose those behind such criminal act.” The statement also said it started all legal procedures to guarantee the families rights.

In the same context, the Presidential Council (PC) boycotting member, Ali Al-Qatrany, expressed his condemnation for the crime that killed 12 Gaddafi-era officials, demanding a thorough investigation. Al-Qatrany also called the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to take all needed measures, especially that some claim that militias controlling Tripoli are responsible for the crime,” according to what he said.

On the other side, the Attorney General, in Tripoli, decided to form special investigation committee to investigate the killing of 12 Ein Zara (Al-Rwimy) prisoners. He said in a statement that “such criminal act is punished under a penal code that cites the maximum punishment”.