United Nations: a constant torture of prisoners in Libby

United Nations: a constant torture of prisoners in Libby

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) - the Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations, expressed deep concern about the detention conditions and treatment of detainees who are under the authority of a number of battalions in Libya.

Pillay said in a statement to the United Nations, The ICRC visited 8,500 detainees in 60 centers between March / March, and December / December of last year.

Most of those arrested face charges of their loyalty to the former regime, including a large number of citizens of the sub-Saharan Africa, according to a statement published by the United Nations on its website.

Pillay said: "The absence of monitoring by the central authorities to create an atmosphere appropriate to torture and cruel treatment."

She noted that UNHCR staff are receiving reports of horrific what happens inside prisons.

She said: "If it is necessary to be subject to all detention centers under the control of the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Prosecutor, with the judicial system to hear cases of detainees."

The High Commissioner referred to a number of issues of concern, including the conditions of the displaced and the status of women and past violations.

Pillay and addressed to the outstanding issue concerning the death of civilians during raids of NATO, and expressed the hope that it will receive the investigation carried out by a committee of the Office of throwing light on the extent of NATO forces to take the necessary precautions to protect civilians.

For his part, The UN envoy to Libya, Ian Martin, the Security Council Wednesday, Libya is undergoing a difficult transition, but the transitional government is committed to addressing the current challenges.

Martin said: "The former regime was overthrown, but the reality is that the Libyan people still live in the midst of the legacy of weak in the absence of state institutions and the absence of political parties and civil society organizations making the transition more difficult for the country."

He added: "What place is it more systematic distortion of the fabric of social and political."

He stressed that security remains a concern, pointing to events that occurred during the last month, and highlighted the risks associated with abundance of arms in the street, and the large number of battalions in the country, with no authority or leadership and clear.

Martin said: "While the authorities managed to contain the situation but that the incidents of side effects is located across the country are continuing, and there is of course possible outbreak of widespread violence."

The Special Representative added that the Transitional Council is working to lay the foundations of democratic governance but the presence of a specific timetable and lack of experience in the drafting of electoral legislation, and lack of communication and the absence of appropriate mechanisms for the advice, all of which have placed restrictions on the process of drafting the electoral law.

He said: "The National Council and other interested parties are designed to announce the constitutional obligation to elect a General Assembly by the end of June, leaving little time for consultations on the legislative framework which certainly will be some difficult political choices and controversial."

The clashes have occurred in Tripoli earlier this month between the Brigades rival Misurata and Tripoli, which resulted in the occurrence of several victims and injuries, as well as clashes between insurgents in Bani Walid Earlier this week, led to the intervention of a high level to end violence.

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Bashir (L) was met by Libya's Mustafa Abdel Jalil upon arrival in Tripoli
Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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