The National Human Rights Commission in Libya condemned the aerial bombardment of a pharmacy and commercial stores in the city of Azawiya, which left 3 dead and others wounded among civilians and innocent people in the area.
And the committee considered, through its official account, that these attacks are nothing but a blatant continuation to target unarmed and innocent civilians and disrespect for their lives and safety, and failure to observe the rules of engagement in wars , and its proportionality, during armed conflicts and wars and a failure to adhere to the rules and provisions of international humanitarian law regarding guarantees and safeguards precautions for the protection and safety of civilians.
The Committee stressed that this hideous and traumatic crime constitutes a grave violation of international humanitarian law prohibiting the targeting of civilians during armed conflict, a flagrant violation of international human rights law, and its derogation from all relevant international laws and norms.
The Committee called on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and the international committees of experts and sanctions for Libya in the United Nations Security Council, to conduct a comprehensive investigation into these indiscriminate attacks that resulted in civilian casualties and injuries, and to ensure the prosecution and accountability of those responsible for these violations and inhuman crimes committed Against innocent people and civilians.
The Committee renewed its call on the International Criminal Court and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the International Security Council’s expert and sanctions committees to establish an independent international fact-finding team to investigate crimes and grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law that amount to war crimes which are committed against innocent civilians In the conflict areas in the vicinity of the capital Tripoli and to determine the party responsible for targeting civilians, ensuring that they are pursued and held accountable, and work to end impunity.
It is worth noting that Hifter militants and a number of their leaders are wanted by Libyan and international courts for committing war crimes against civilians in the eastern, southern and western regions since the year 2015.