US embassy shocked by murder of Libyan lawyer in Benghazi

The embassy of the United States (US) said in a statement Tuesday it was gravely concerned by and closely following media reports that Hanan Al-Burasi, whom it described as a vocal attorney who actively sought to fight corruption in Libya, was murdered in Benghazi.

The US embassy in Libya indicated that silencing the voices of peaceful activists should not be tolerated, reiterating its strong commitment to allowing all Libyans, including women and youth, to have a voice in their country’s future.

“As Libyans from across the political spectrum gather in Tunis, this brazen killing underscores the importance of establishing a government that is accountable to the Libyan people rather than allowing corruption and brute force to dictate Libya’s future.” The US embassy remarked.

It urged Libyan authorities to investigate this killing and bring all those responsible to justice, explaining that on the eve of a political solution to the conflict in Libya, the era of missing and murdered civilians must come to an end now.


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