NHRCL: Massacre at Barak Beach is a Crime Against Humanity

Important communiqué:

The National Commission for Human Rights – Libya, statement No. 57 of 2017, regarding the terrorist attack on the base of Brak-Alshaati southern Libya, and the terrorist bombing in the eastern region of Slouk.

The National Human Rights Commission in Libya expresses its strong condemnation of the horrific and shocking massacre carried out by armed groups known as the Third Force, whose forces include foreign fighters of the Chadian opposition and the forces of the Benghazi defence brigades affiliated with the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization During the criminal and terrorist attack against the 12 infantry brigades at the Brak air base in southern Libya last Thursday, 18 May 2017, which resulted in dozens of victims and wounded civilians and military victims, of which bodies were shot in the head and the heart, the slaughter in executions style of elements of the army, who were captured inside and around the base of barrak Al-Shaati (without any trial or respect to war conventions) as well as the abuse of their bodies by running over them with cars. The total number of victims at this time for this terrorist attack amounts to 90 dead, and 22 wounded, including 15 civilians dead, according to our medical sources In the General Hospital of Braak and the Hospital of Bergen and the center medical center of Sabha, as well as according to our local and military sources in the region & who were passing through the road between Sabha and Barak Al-Shaati, as well as passing through the road between Barak and Shorev and the slaughter of five elements of the army and the liquidation of the driver of the service company Of the residents of the region and two other African nationals working in the cleaning company and the fate of 18 other members of the military and civilians is still unknown.

The National Human Rights Commission in Libya is putting the responsibility for this heinous massacre on the Minister of Defence of the Government of National Accord «Internationaly recognized government of Al-Wefaq » , and on the members of the former Government of Salvation, constituted by the late National Congress, led by Khalifa Al-Ghuwail, the former Religious clerk/Mufti of the Libyan Diaar Al-eftaa « Sadiq Al-Ghorayani », the Commander of the Third Force and of the Misratah Military Council. With the Wifaq government in general, which was a guarantor & and an intermediary in the process of pacifying the Third Force and the 12 brigades during the events of the Tamanhant base.

The National Human Rights Commission in Libya confirmed that this heinous massacre was a crime against humanity and a full-fledged war crime and a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, as defined by the founding committees of the ICC. We call the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court « ICC » and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to supervise and investigate the seriousness of these incidents, also calling an investigations by the Office of the Attorney General in Libya, and the Libyan authorities as this crime is full-fledged war crime, and falls within it’s jurisdiction and the shared jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in accordance to the applicable international law, and to the Rome Statutory laws of the International Criminal Court.

As The National Human Rights Commission in Libya expresses its strongest condemnation of the suicide car bombing which targeted the worshipers of the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque in Salouq, 50 km south of Benghazi after Friday prayers. (May 19, 2017), which resulted in 4 civilian casualties, including Sheikh / Abrik Mahmoud Ali al-Luwati, an elder of the Al-Awaqir tribe, one of the elders of the eastern city of Slough and two children, Hamad Abrik Mahmoud Ali al-Luwati, 11, (12 years) and Mahmoud Musa Suleiman Al-Amrouni. The terrorist attack also killed 26 people, according to medical sources at Al-Jalaa Hospital for Surgery and Accidents and Benghazi Medical Center.

The National Human Rights Committee in Libya stressed that the threat of terrorism and extremism and the threat of terrorist organizations in Libya, including the Mujahedeen, al-Qa’idah and Ansar al-Shari’a, as well as the threat of armed groups and formations, continue to pose a threat to national security and stability and to the security, safety and lives of civilians. Peace, national reconciliation, national reconciliation, resolving the political crisis and restoring stability in Libya.

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Issued in Baida, Libya.
Monday the 20th of May, 2017