UN Secretary General shocked at discovery of mass graves in Libya’s Tarhouna

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his shock at the recent discovery of mass graves in territory recently recaptured from Khalifa Haftar’s militias in Tarhouna as well as the planting of mines in areas left by Haftar’s militias in southern Tripoli.

According to the spokesman for the UN chief, Guterres had stressed the need for full respect of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in Libya, saying the perpetrators should not escape accountability.

The spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said Guterres spoke to the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, who indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the Libyan Joint Military Commission “and expressed his interest in a political solution based on elections, adding that Haftar cannot be a partner in future political processes due to his war crimes and violations in the country.

Guterres spoke also to warlord Haftar, upon the latter’s request, telling him that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Libya, adding that the phone call between Guterres and Haftar doesn’t cast any legitimacy over him or his actions.


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