Tripoli Appeals Court’s administrative division ruled Wednesday to block the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Libya and Italy to fight the growing influx of illegal immigrants and the issue of human trafficking as well as to help Libya secure its southern borders.
European and North African nations will step up military operations to target human traffickers in a bid to stymie migration flows, according to a deal reached on Monday.
Interior ministers mainly from the central Mediterranean region met in Rome on Monday to ramp up efforts to curb migration from Libya amid a sharp rise in the number of people trying to cross to Europe.
Security sources said that Benghazi Defense Brigades controlled Ras-Lanuf Military Airport after clashes with the army of the House of Representatives (HoR) led by General Khalifa Haftar.
On February 21, the bodies of 74 migrants were found by the Libyan Red Crescent on the shore of Zawiya, a Libyan town known for being a capital of fuel smuggling and human trafficking.
Some 118 corpses have been found on the side of a road over a period of one and a half months in Libya, the interior ministry reported on Sunday.
A car bomb in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed one person yesterday and wounded 13, including former interior minister Ashour Shuwail, security and medical officials said.
The Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) organization has blamed the UN-proposed Presidential Council (PC) for the abductions that are happening in Tripoli, saying the PC’s reluctance to have a firm stance on the issue has made it grow bigger.
The spokesman of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, Fawzi Barhoum, denied the allegations on Libyan media outlets and social media that said the movement is somehow connected to the Libyan internal conflict.
The President of the Presidency Council and Prime Minister-elect of the Government of National Accord Faiez Serraj announced tonight that he was cancelling all decrees passed by his Deputy Majbari over the last few days.