AD asks Maltese Government to Intervene with Libyan Authorities on Reported Cases of Human Rights Abuse

Alternattiva Demokratika is asking the Maltese government to Intervene with the leaders of the Libyan Transitional National Council on reported cases of human rights abuse.

Prof. Arnold Cassola said: “Whilst stating that Gaddafi loyalists have been the authors of innumerable cases of human rights violations, Amnesty International noted that “Libyan Opposition fighters and supporters have abducted, arbitrarily detained, tortured and killed former members of the security forces, suspected Gaddafi loyalists, captured soldiers and foreign nationals wrongly suspected of being mercenaries fighting on behalf of Gaddafi forces.” This is totally unacceptable, and the Gonzi government should press the point forcefully with its Libyan counterparts.

“The respect of the rule of law and the upholding of the dignity of all human beings is the hallmark of civilised government”, concluded Prof. Cassola.

Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said “In any revolutionary situation, it is forces which are democratic and which respect human rights that should be supported by the international community”.