Statement by SRSG Tarek Mitri on Abduction of Libyan Citizen
Tripoli, 8 October 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Libya, Tarek Mitri, declared:
The Government of Libya and the Libyan people have every right to know the circumstances of the abduction of the Libyan citizen Nazeeh Abdulhameed Al-Ruquei’ee, and to demand full respect of international and national laws.
In this regard, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is aware of the importance and sensitivity of national sovereignty, and the need to safeguard the right of all accused persons to a fair treatment and trial.
The Mission also reaffirms that the international community, which stood by the revolution of the Libyan people, is called upon to redouble its efforts in assisting Libya build a sovereign state, based on the rule of law and the promotion of human rights.