Libya prison concern
LIBYA’S internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has been told by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to take control of all prisons in the North African country and ensure the decent treatment of detainees.
UNSMIL deputy chief, Maria Do Valle Ribeiro, told Libyan justice minister Mohamed Abdel Hamid in the capital Tripoli on Monday that the international community was concerned about the appalling conditions in detention in Libya, including the fact that detainees were denied access to lawyers.
Ribeiro stressed the need for the GNA to take over places of detention and run them with a well-trained judicial police service. ANA –