EU calls for freeing Libyan Parliament member kidnapped by Haftar’s forces

Member of Libyan House of Representatives Siham Sirgiwa. [Photo: Internet]
The Delegation of the European Union in Libya on Thursday voiced its concern over the reported disappearance of a member of Libya’s east-based parliament and called for her immediate release.

“The Delegation of the European Union in Libya is concerned about the reported disappearance of Ms. Siham Sergewa and condemns the attack on an elected representative of the Libyan people,” the delegation said in a statement.

It called on Libyan security agencies to clarify Sergewa’s fate and whereabouts, and urged her immediate release.

“Recalling recent similar incidents, the Delegation reminds that enforced disappearances, unlawful arrests and abductions based on political views or affiliations constitute a serious blow to the rule of law and blatant violations of international humanitarian and human rights law,” the statement said.

Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped Sergewa from her home in the eastern city Benghazi, took her to an unknown location, and shot her husband.

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