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Al-Nadhouri issues new travel ban decision

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LIBYAPROSPECT – London

The chief of staff of the army of the House of Representatives (HoR), Abdul-Razek Al-Nadhouri, repealed, on Thursday, his order that imposed women travel ban and replaced it with a new decision imposing travel men and women ages 18 to 45.

The decision said that men and women of that age need permissions from the security agencies before any international travel from eastern Libya.

Al-Nadhouri justified the decision by saying that the new restrictions are necessary because of the risk that threatens national security.”

Human Rights Watch (HRS) denounced the decision and called the Libyan officials in the eastern Libya “to repeal this new order immediately.”

The HRS added that “while governments have the authority to restrict travel on an individual basis based on narrow and appealable grounds laid out in law, Al-Nadhouri’s order, by its sweeping nature targeting all would-be travellers of a certain age, gravely undermines the right enshrined in international law that entitles everyone to leave any country, including their own, and to return to their country.”