Libyans displaced in Tunisia suffer harassments: NGO

Tunisian activist Bachir Essid said on Saturday that Libyans displaced in Tunisia are suffering harassments which contravenes international law and humane treatment.

Libyans displaced in Tunisia suffer harassments: NGO
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Tunisian activist Bachir Essid, who heads an NGO that advocates for the rights of displaced Libyans, said Saturday that Libyans displaced in Tunisia are suffering harassments which contravenes international law and humane treatment.

"Tunisian authorities must protect displaced Libyans in Tunisia, who are at risk of dying if they return to Libya," head of the International Justice Committee for the Defense of the Persecuted and Displaced Inside and Outside Libya Bachir Essid said at a Saturday press conference in capital Tunis.

"Displaced Libyans suffer many pressures and harassments, such as deportation and accusations in fabricated cases," Essid added.

Tunisian authorities could not be reached for an immediate comment.

Estimates place the figure of displaced Libyans in Tunisia between 550,000 and 650,000, according to Essid.

The committee is an NGO that advocates for the rights of displaced Libyans and includes human rights lawyers from Tunisia and Morocco.

Last Mod: 13 Aralık 2014, 17:34
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