The crimes of Haftar militias are numerous in and outside their areas of control, and perhaps one of the most prominent files that appear on the surface in a frequent manner in the eastern region in general, and in Benghazi in particular is the file of assault on women, which has reached all groups and even supporters of it.
Perhaps the most noteable of these crimes is the enforced disappearance of MP Siham Sarqiwa, who was kidnapped by Haftar’s son militia 106 after announcing the rejection of the war on Tripoli, and her fate remains unknown until now. The 70-year-old woman, Maqboola Al-Hassi, caught up with her, with her children demanding her to be released without even knowing the reasons for her arrest.
And also the kidnapping and killing of Sudanese women, two of whom signs of torture found on their bodies in October 2019, and do not forget about the campaign of arrests of women from the city of Derna, which affected dozens of them, and some of them are still in Qurnada detention without charges or trials against them.
Recently, but not least, social media circulated a video clip in the Alkish Square in Benghazi, in which a member of Haftar militia raised the stick in the face of a woman who was refusing to stay in the square, where she was waved with a stick to stay in the demonstration.
The human rights activist and member of the charters organization for human rights, Laila Khalifa, said that they are in contact with the activists in the eastern region. To follow up on the violations that occur there.
Laila added, in a statement to Arraed, that the division in the country caused the activists’ inability to move freely in all Libyan regions.
In a related context, Laila explained that the case of the kidnapped MP, Sirqiwa, had reached a certain point, and could no longer be advanced. Because of fear for the lives of activists in the east, as she put it.
Laila stressed that work is underway to defame crimes and document crimes, and to transfer their papers to local authorities and international organizations, indicating that they are continuing to write reports documenting cases officially, noting that there is a forthcoming visit to the city of Tarhuna to visit the families of the victims and collect evidence and information.