Human Rights Solidarity

August
6

At a time when 133 families, including 18 families from different nationalities, are under severe siege in one of the areas of fighting in Benghazi, they are being shelled from sea, land and air and with all kinds of weapons. Acts which amount to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed by war criminal Khalifa Haftar and his mercenaries and supported by regional and none-regional countries, with the knowledge of the United Nations and its entities.



Human Rights Solidarity expresses concern #Ganfouda

Statement Issued by Human Rights Solidarity:

The Honorable \ Ban Ki-moon, General Secretary of the United Nations
The Honorable \ Dato’ Ramlan Ibrahim
The Honorable \ Choi Kyonglim, President of the Human Rights Council
The Honorable \ Francis Deng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
The Honorable \ Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
The Honorable \ Mrtin Kobler, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya
The Honorable \ Heads of International, Regional & Sub-Regional Organizations concerned with Humanitarian Issues

Urgent Appeal

At a time when 133 families, including 18 families from different nationalities, are under severe siege in one of the areas of fighting in Benghazi, they are being shelled from sea, land and air and with all kinds of weapons. Acts which amount to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed by war criminal Khalifa Haftar and his mercenaries and supported by regional and none-regional countries, with the knowledge of the United Nations and its entities.

And in light of the failure of all peaceful efforts to rescue these families and evacuate them from areas of armed conflict, due to the refusal of the above mentioned criminal perpetrators to guarantee safe corridor for the evacuation, which portends a new humanitarian disaster to be added to the previous tragedies.

And despite our appeals to the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, the government recognized by the UN, to intervene and protect these families from crimes being committed against them, which could very possible result in wiping them out completely, as they have been confined in a very small area, but we did not get any response from the Presidential Council. The Presidential Council is not willing to take any action.
And reference to your legal obligations, under the Charter of the United Nations for the purpose to preserve Peace and International Security and to protect Civilians and protect Human Rights in accordance with Chapters IV to VIII of the UN Charter, as well as your obligations under the International Law and other International Conventions, particularly the rules of International Humanitarian Law, the four Geneva Conventions for the humanitarian treatment in war and the supplementing
Protocols.
And reference to your obligations to protect populations from genocide, war crimes,
ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, through the United Nations, under
Paragraph 139 of the Outcome Document of the 2005 World Summit, which commits
the Organization to take collective & decisive actions, in the event of failure of
peaceful means and manifest inability of the national authority to protect its citizens
or if it is committing these crimes, to prevent genocide.
And as the situation in Libya continues to threaten International Peace and Security
in accordance with the relevant Resolutions of the UN Security Council, and that the
Council is dealing with the situation in Libya under Chapter VII measures, and that all
the organs of the UN are obliged in such cases to take peaceful measures and
coercive measures, each according to its competence, to restore International Peace
and Security. Therefore:
We urge you, pursuant to all of the above, to act urgently to rescue those families
and prevent the commission of horrible crimes against them and to coordinate with
international, regional and sub-regional humanitarian organizations, to evacuate the
stranded families from the conflict areas.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.