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article imageUN calls for greater protection of Tawergha refugees in Libya

By Katerina Nikolas     Feb 12, 2012 in World
The United Nations political mission for Libya, UNSMIL, has expressed concern over Friday's attack on the refugee camp at Janzur, home to Tawerghans driven out of their home town.
It has been confirmed that the attack on the Tawerghan refugee camp near Tripoli on Feb 6 resulted in the deaths of seven people, including three children. Following the attack the United Nations political mission for Libya, UNSMIL, has called for the Libyan authorities to offer increased security protection at the camp, and urged those responsible for the murders to be brought to justice.
UNSMIL has called for the Libyan government to provide information concerning the whereabouts of three people from the camp, who were taken away by the milita, Relief Web reported. It is feared that those taken away, allegedly by ungovernable militia groups from Misrata, will be subject to arbitrary detention without charge, joining the swelling ranks of black Libyans and those accused of being pro-Gaddafi loyalists, subjected to torture in Libya's makeshift prisons.
While the Libyan authorities are calling for the extradition of Saadi Gaddafi, third son of slain former leader Colonel Gaddafi, from Niger, little action is taken to control the unlawful detention of thousands of Libyans under the watch of the National Transitional Council.
The United Nations has remained noticeable silent until now on the continued abuses carried out under the new leadership, which is proving to show as little disregard for human rights as it accused the Gaddafi regime of showing.
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