NCHRL : End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Statement of the National Committee for Human Rights in Libya No. (119) for the year 2015.m on the occasion of the International Day for the fight against impunity in crimes against journalists.

United Nations General Assembly, at its sixty-eighth session, held in 2013, adopted resolution 68/163, which was announced on November 2 as “International Day for the fight against impunity in crimes against journalists.” The resolution urged Member States to implement specific measures to combat the culture of impunity is rampant. The date was chosen to commemorate the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on November 2, 2013.

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya and calls, on the occasion of the International Day for the fight against impunity in crimes against journalists, the Libyan authorities and the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, UNESCO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights and the need to take all necessary measures to ensure the effectiveness and fairness of the investigations and trials related to crimes against journalists Libya and, as demanded by the National Committee for Human Rights in Libya UNESCO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to work on a new strategy for the protection of journalists in Libya as a result of the risks and the work environment are hard they work Bladavh the worsening indicators crimes and violations committed against them and the inability of the Libyan judicial authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice over the crimes against journalists.

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya and make sure that the total impunity for the perpetrators of crimes against journalists is contrary to all international norms and conventions on the protection and promotion of the safety of journalists, where we hope to end the state of impunity and to curb abuses committed against journalists and provide a safe environment for journalists.

That put the safety of journalists in Libya is still a large number with a dramatic and unacceptable attacks also subject accompanied by continuous escape punishment for the works, where 20 journalists were killed during the last four years.

And 22 press conscripts who attempts to attempted murder and 40 cases of abduction and torture, arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearances suffered by journalists and 84 the case of a threat and banned from doing business suffered by journalists, mostly during the past two years and 100 cases of serious assault on the media, the generality of the country.

Where section Tqsi facts and monitoring and documentation log Commission during the past four years starting from January 2012 to June 2015, more than 266 violation Aatdoua affected dozens of journalists and the media in various Libyan cities and on top of Benghazi and Tripoli and Sabha and Sirte, has all the crimes passed without investigation and addressing judicial and security means necessary means to allow the perpetrators to commit more crimes and violations of isolation from prosecution when they feel that their interests are threatening journalists or Ieradwhm.

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya, condemns all attacks and acts of violence against journalists and the media in Libya. And urges the Libyan authorities to make every effort to prevent acts of violence against journalists and the media, and to ensure accountability, and bring the perpetrators of crimes against journalists and the media to justice, and ensure the access of victims to remedies Almnasph.kma Committee Libyan authorities calls to encourage a safe environment and favorable He told reporters in order to do their work independently and without undue interference.

National Committee for Human Rights in Libya.
Released in Albaida – Libya.
Sunday from 2 / November /2015.m