Western embassies and EU call for immediate release of Libyan MP Sergiwa

Member of Libyan House of Representatives Siham Sirgiwa. [Photo: Internet]
Western embassies in Libya on Tuesday expressed concern over the disappearance of Siham Sergiwa, member of the eastern-based House of Representatives, in the eastern city of Benghazi.

“The Embassies of the UK, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the European Union Delegation to Libya express their deep concern regarding the disappearance of House of Representatives member Mrs. Siham Sergiwa,” the embassies said a joint statement.

They called on the relevant authorities “to urgently investigate and provide details on her whereabouts.”

The statement also underscored support for equal rights and meaningful participation of women in all stages of the transitional peace process in the country.

Awliaa Al-Dam Brigade of Khalifa Haftar’s forces kidnapped Sergiwa last month from her house in Benghazi and took her to an unknown location.

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