Libyan MP: GNA Interior Minister Killed Protestors Under the UN Auspices


On Monday, Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Al-Zaghid condemned the shooting of peaceful protestors in the capital, Tripoli, for their rejection of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and its failure in the tasks assigned to it.

In statements to “Libya 24”, Al-Zaghid said that the demonstrations were suppressed by the forces of the Minister of Interior, Fathi Bashagha, under the auspices of the UN. He indicated that 22 peaceful citizens were killed, and more than 50 citizens were injured, in addition to those who were arrested during a raid on their homes at dawn on Monday.

Al-Zaghid stressed that “the Acting Head of the UN Mission to Libya, Stephanie Williams, has always ignored the humanitarian situation in the city.” “All these crimes have been committed in front of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and human rights organisations,” he added.

He pointed out that the most Williams does is to issue a weak statement that does not condemn anyone because what is happening is under her auspices.

The MP called on the Security Council, the international community, and the European Union to investigate this inhuman incident that violates all aspects of freedom and expression of opinion.

He noted that the protesters demand the most basic rights, such as salaries, cash flow from banks, the end to electricity cuts that last for 15 hours a day, and garbage piles up in most neighbourhoods and streets in the capital. ” Those are legitimate rights,” he said, wondering whether demonstrators deserved to be killed for their most basic rights.

Al-Zaghid highlighted that the emergence of such demonstrations confirms with clear evidence the failure of the Presidential Council and the GNA to meet the demands of citizens. “Such government spends and pays billions from the public treasury and the Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli to Turkey and the terrorists this country brought to colonise the country,” he said.

“The demonstrations spontaneously erupted in Tripoli against the Presidential Council headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj,” the MP added. He described Al-Sarraj as an agent and traitor who sold the homeland and citizens to the “Ottoman Turkish invaders” led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is eager for Libya’s wealth.