US concerned about attacks on judicial, electoral facilities in Libya

The United States Embassy in Libya confirmed that it shares the United Nations mission’s concerns about election-related violence, noting the need to protect the electoral process.

The embassy stressed that “attacks on judicial or electoral facilities, judicial or election workers are not just criminal acts punishable by law, but undermine the right of Libyans to participate in the political process.”

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) had expressed its “disturbance over the reports of an attack on the Sabha court on Thursday”, reiterating its calls for transparent, fair and inclusive elections on December 24.

In its statement, the mission recalled UN Security Council Resolution 2570 (2021) and the outcomes of Paris, the latest of which was the Security Council’s presidential statement, with regard to accountability for actions that obstruct elections, and reiterated its condemnation of any form of election-related violence.

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