Anti-Red Cross violence in Libya

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From the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva, Switzerland):

Africa: Violent Attacks Against Staff Strongly Condemned By ICRC

5 August 2012

press release

Tripoli — At approximately 6.45 a.m. today, unknown individuals, using various kinds of heavy weaponry, attacked the residence of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Misrata in Libya. Seven members of the ICRC’s staff were inside when the attack occurred: they were unharmed, but the building suffered extensive damage.

This is the fifth time, in less than three months, that violence has been directed against the ICRC in the cities of Misrata and Benghazi. The organization strongly condemns these acts against its staff and its premises and wishes to remind all those concerned that humanitarian personnel should be respected at all times.

“We are appalled by this latest act and by the deliberate targeting of our staff: they have put their lives at risk to serve the Libyan people both during and after the conflict,” said Ishfaq Muhamed Khan, the head of the ICRC’s delegation in Libya. The ICRC has become extremely concerned about the wave of attacks against humanitarian workers and the deterioration of the security situation in Libya.

“Given the circumstances, we are forced to announce, with considerable regret, that we will be suspending all our activities in Misrata and Benghazi and that our delegates in those cities will be temporarily relocated. This most recent attack could have had very grave consequences for our colleagues,” Mr Khan said.

The ICRC is a neutral, impartial and independent organization with an exclusively humanitarian mandate: to protect the lives and dignity of people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The ICRC is not involved in political or religious activities of any kind, neither in Libya nor anywhere else. It has a presence in 80 countries around the world.

NATO’s Libyan Protectorate: War Of All Against All: here.

Libyan President Mohamed al-Magariaf summoned Prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Kib for an emergency meeting yesterday over the “unacceptable” destruction of a 15th-century Sufi mosque: here.

A SHRINE in the Libyan capital Tripoli venerating a Sufi Muslim saint has been destroyed – the latest in a series of outrages by al-Qaeda militants, this time armed with huge bulldozers to destroy a religious site that is a very holy place to a large number of Libyan and other Muslims: here.

2 thoughts on “Anti-Red Cross violence in Libya

  1. Prisoners escape after jail attack

    Libya: Gunmen have attacked a prison in the capital Tripoli, breaking free eight prisoners in fighting that left another prisoner dead.

    Deputy Interior Minister Omar al-Khadrawi said at the weekend the detainees had been awaiting trial for crimes committed in the past year.

    It was the third rebellion at Tripoli’s al-Fornaj prison, where detainees complain they have been held for months without word of trial.


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