Libyan authorities urged to investigate killings of displaced persons

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The United Nations political mission for Libya today voiced serious concern over the killing of displaced persons, or IDPs, in Libya.

Seven people were murdered, including three children and two women.

The attacks took place on Monday at Janzur Marine Academy near Tripoli, where three of the victims were killed, the UN Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) said.

Four other IDPs – all from the town of Tawerga – were murdered during a street demonstration.

Martin Nesirky is the UN spokesperson:

"The United Nations Support Mission for Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed its serious concerns to the authorities about an incident involving attacks against Tawerga internally displaced people (IDPs) on the morning of 6 February at the Janzur Marine Academy near Tripoli. The Mission has confirmed that seven people were killed – three inside the Academy and four during a street demonstration by the Tawergas. Three of the dead were children and two were women. Nineteen people were injured."

Libyan authorities have been urged to investigate the crime and bring those responsible to justice.

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