The Presidential Council has issued a statement condemning the “heinous crime” and the “horrifying act” that led to the wholesale killing of 36 persons after being tortured then tossed on the road in Al-Abyar district in Benghazi.
When a multi-million dollar Italian effort to stem migration from western Libya backfired and fuelled deadly clashes earlier this month, it brought together an odd set of alliances which could reshape the future of the country.
The Head of the UNSMIL Ghassan Salame arrived Tuesday morning in Tripoli and met with the Foreign Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord Mohammed Sayala and other officials.
Media sources said that the Egyptian Ambassador to Libya, Mohamed Abu-Bakr, had met some members of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) in Tunisia.
The first deputy head of the State Council, Mohamed Emazzeb, said that the controversial point in the Unified Drafting Committee of the Political Agreement amendment is the mechanism of selecting the members of the Presidential Council (PC) and the Prime Minister.
The second round of talks between the dialogue committees of the House of Representatives of Tobruk (HoR) and the High Council of State of Tripoli began on Sunday in Tunis to define draft changes to the Libyan political agreement forged in Skhirat, Morocco, in December 2015.
The selection of a smaller Presidency Council (PC) along with a prime minister was the core focus of today’s discussions in Tunis by Libyan politicians.
The mayor of Tobruk Al-Naji Mazik dropped a bombshell for media when he said that the so-called authorities of eastern Libya redirected a flight from Tobruk airport to Benghazi’s Benina airport in order to arrest the CEO of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL).
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has described human rights conditions in Libya as characterized by massive violations, saying perpetrators are totally out of punishment’s scope.
Exiled senior Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan has been investigated by the International Criminal Court for his involvement with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the second son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, documents seen by Middle East Eye can reveal.