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UNSMIL: violence against journalists must stop

#Libyan_Cloud_News_Agency – Sabha.

The representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the UN support mission in Libya, Ghassan Salama, received a copy of a memorandum. It is signed by more than 150 journalists. They addressed it to the President and Vice-Presidents of the Presidential Council and to a number of ministers of the Government of National Accord GNA. The journalists and more than 20 media outlets who also signed demand GNA to stop the attacks and violations committed against the media people practicing their profession – especially in the headquarters and official places and within the institutions of the State and under its protection. Salameh said no representative of the UN Secretary-General could be biased along with freedom of opinion, expression, belief and freedom of the press, adding that in his report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva last December, which some described as violent. It clearly stated abuses against journalists across Libya. Salama pledged not to tolerate any attack on any journalist anywhere in Libya, recalling the legitimacy of the United Nations Charter on Human Rights and the governing principles that guarantee this right.

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