Arab League Condemns Abuse of Egyptian Workers in Tarhuna

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On Tuesday, the Arab League condemned the detention and mistreatment of a number of Egyptian workers in the Libyan city of Tarhuna.

Graphic footage has surfaced on social media showing forces aligned with the Government of National Accord (GNA) abusing scores of Egyptian workers captured in Tarhuna.

This comes a day after the Secretary General of the Arab League stated that Turkey’s military interference in Iraq, Syria, and Libya had “become a cause for concern”.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) voiced its deep concern over the arrest, detention, and ill-treatment of the Egyptian nationals.

It claimed that this may constitute a violation of Libya’s obligations under international human rights law “to prohibit torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”.