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Libyan Newswire

NHRC Concerned Over Armed Assault on Constituent Assembly

Tripoli - The National Human Rights Committee has expressed its deep concern and condemnation following reports of an armed assault on the headquarters of the Constituent Assembly in the eastern Libyan city of Al Beidha, during which Constituent members were detained. In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by the Libyan news agency, the Committee said it held 'the military and security authorities in Al Beidha responsible for the safety of members of the Constituent Assembly.' Attempts to impose political views by force is not acceptable, and perpetrators must be apprehended, the statement said. It also demanded that security and military authorities in Al Beidha shoulder their responsibilities to protect the constituent Assembly and its members. Reports yesterday said that a group of armed men surrounded the Constituent Assembly headquarters, after an announcement by the body that it has voted on the draft constitution by a majority of 43 out of 44 votes cast.

Source: Libya News Agency