Libyan MP Condems Burning of Parliament

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Libyan Member of Parliament Jaballah Al-Shaibani stressed that the headquarters and facilities of the legislative and executive authority are owned by the state and the people. In a post on his Facebook account, Al-Shaibani pointed out that burning the headquarters is a loss for the people.

He pointed out that the sit-in in front of the headquarters, disrupting work, preventing employees from entering and practicing any activity, and forcing the Libyan authorities to enter into a conscious and purposeful negotiation with those chosen by the protesters to represent them in the negotiation, may be more beneficial. He added that this may be the best way to express rejection of the deteriorating reality and may lead to positive results.

On Saturday, the Libyan National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) affirmed its complete rejection of resorting to violence, riots, assaulting public and private property, and the burning and destruction in demonstrations.

In a statement, the NCHRL said that it requires a commitment to the peacefulness of the demonstrations. It pointed out that the adoption of a violent and riotous approach empties the demonstrations of their content, delegitimises them. It also exposed the participants in them to legal prosecution.

The NCHRL denounced the dispersal of peaceful Libyan demonstrators and the threat of violence against them in the cities of Tripoli and Ajdabiya, who demanded a number of legitimate rights and demands.

The commission noted that this is a grave violation of human rights and citizenship, freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to peaceful demonstration guaranteed by constitutional rules, legislation and national laws.

The NCHRL called on all parties and political entities to pay attention to the demands of the Libyans and take them seriously, to work to meet their legitimate demands.