The Head of the National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL), Ahmed Hamza, confirmed that banning the application of TikTok in Libyahas become a national necessity to preserve public morals and societal values.
In a tweet, Hamza said, “banning and blocking the application of TikTok in Libya has become a national and societal necessity necessitated by the reasons for preserving public morals, public order, and the societal, national and religious values of Libyan society.”
Hamza added that banning TikTok is important to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens, especially the right to protect privacy, and as this application has become a violation of public morals.
He added, “it spreads the moral decadence of society, and it also poses danger to minors, youth, adolescents, and children, as a result of the highly offensive material published in it.”
Last month, the NCHRL strongly criticised the Presidential Council for “unilaterally launching a national reconciliation project, without the engagement of human rights and legal institutions specialized in human rights, international humanitarian law, and transitional justice.”
The NCHRL said that the reconciliation conference “failed to represent the active components of Libyan society.” It “regretted the deliberate marginalization, and exclusion of civil society institutions working in the field of human rights and the rule of law, by the Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi.”
The NCHRL also denounced the Presidential Council’s failure to “represent the families of victims, and those affected by wars in the path of national reconciliation and transitional justice.”
The Commission added that the “continued exclusion of these active institutions from participating in the work of the preparatory meetings, to review the legal frameworks for the draft national reconciliation law, represents a failure to establish firm foundations, rules, and pillars for national reconciliation.”
It added that the failure to involve as many active parties and entities as possible will “threaten all national and societal efforts achieved in this regard.”
The NCHRL emphasised that “comprehensive national and social reconciliation and peace in Libya can only be achieved through the active participation of all social and political components, political and societal forces, representatives of victims and affected people, civil society organizations and institutions, and all political parties and movements.”
It affirmed that “national reconciliation must be based on solid and fair foundations and rules, so that it can achieve its desired goals, and not become a point of contention, instead of a point of agreement and convergence.”