LIBYAPROSPECT – Tripoli
Amnesty International published, on 24th November, a statement on its Arabic version Facebook account inciting its followers to put pressure on the UA-EU Summit in Abidjan to call the UA and EU leaders to work on releasing the detainee African migrants in Libya.
Reacting to the statement, Libyan journalists issued a statement, on Sunday, denouncing publishing an image with Amnesty International’s post. They described the post as shocking.
The journalists expressed their grave concern with the promotional poster that was accompanying the statement that says: (In Libya, you can buy two persons at the price of this phone).
The following is the text of the Libyan Journalists’ Statement:
Statement of Denunciation
Condemning Publishing Image of Incitement to Violence and Hatred Against the Libyans
“We, a group of Libyan journalists, followed up the statement of the Amnesty International Organization on its Facebook account on 24th November 2017, calling its followers to call the AU-EU summit that was convened on 29th and 30th of November in Abidjan to release the detainee African migrants in Libya.
We, as Libyan citizens and as professional journalist and media activists who look for the truth, express our grave concern with the promotional poster that was accompanying the statement that says:
(In Libya, you can buy two persons at the price of this phone)
The poster, with its false allegations, gives an impression that the slave markets have opened in Libya. Worse than that is that the Organization hadn’t thought about the moral and material harm caused to all Libyans.
Many Libyans had been subjected to verbal and physical violence in many places in the world because of the news lack accuracy, credibility, and fairness, which had increased the feelings of hatred towards the Libyans and the Libyan interests in some countries.
Although we do not accept treating the migrants with bad behaviour by some criminal groups, the migrants are not the only victims of those actions. Even the Libyans are suffering from these gang behaviours.
However, we are sure that those evil acts hadn’t been reached the level of human trafficking and sell the migrants in the slave markets.
In fact, the Libyan state institutions are making every effort, on all levels, to come to the truth despite the suffering of the institutions. Until now, the fact is that the allegations are not based on any evidence except some video clips surrounded by doubts of fabrication.
Based on that, we reiterate our protest against your post and call you to clarify the reasons. We also ask you to consider its severe consequences and work on withdrawing it; then to apologize to the Libyan people who had suffered the moral and material harm because of that. The organization should take its ethical, legal responsibility because of its wrong post, which incites violence and hatred.
We wished to concentrate on praising the roles of the organization in protecting the human rights and defending his lost rights, but we were shocked by the post and call for withdrawing it for the sake of opening a new page of cooperation and communication with the organization.
Until then, we can do nothing only to wait for your practical response regarding this matter.”
The Libyan Journalists
Issued in Tripoli on 3 December 2017
The list of the Libyan journalists signed in alphabetical order:
|5-||Abdullah Ismail Alwafi||Journalist|
|19-||Almabrok Bezik||Journalist Director|
|20-||Anwa Bazza||Journalist Director|
|23-||Attallah El Mezughi||Journalist|
|26-||Emad Al Alam||Journalist|
|28-||Eman Ben Amer||Journalist|
|30-||Fadel Sager||Press Photographer|
|33-||Fathi Ben Issa||Journalist|
|44-||Ismail El Bueishi||Journalist|
|51-||khaled Ali Aldeeb||Journalist|
|57-||Maher El Shaery||Journalist|
|62-||Mariam Ali Saleh||Journalist|
|65-||Mohamed Khalifa Al-Kaseh||Journalist Director|
|71-||Mohammed Alarabi Alhooni||Journalist|
|74-||Motasem Al Hararey||Press Photographer|
|87-||Raoof Hmida||Journalist Director|
|88-||Rida Faheel Album||Journalist|
|96-||Taha Krewi||Press Photographer|
|98-||Tarek Erwimed||Press Photographer|
|99-||Tareq Al Gzeeri||Journalist|
|104-||Wedad Bin Neran||Journalist|
|105-||Younis Al Fenadi||Journalist|
|106-||Yousef Al-Ajeali||Press Photographer|
|107-||Zakariea aAl Hegaze||Journalist|