Libya prison con­cern

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

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 –

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