Thursday, January 27, 2022

GNU didn’t respond to UN questions over LRC activist disappearance

GNU didn’t respond to UN questions over LRC activist disappearance

The Government of National Unity did not respond to a request of information made by the United Nations last July over the disappearance of Mansour Al-Maghrabi, the head of the Libyan Red Crescent branch in the eastern city of Ajdabiya, according to a U.N. official.

Mary Lawlor, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, said last week that the Libyan government was given two months to respond to the information request but the U.N. still has received anything from it.

Lawlor alleges that Libyan Internal Security Agency may be responsible for Al-Maghrabi’s disappearance.

Last June, Al-Maghrabi was seized by unknown men while driving in downtown Ajdabiya. To this day, his fate and whereabouts remain unknown.