PFIF Deplores Security Campaign Against Women’s Caucus In Benghazi

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Paris Francophone Institute for Freedoms (PFIF) deplores security campaign against women’s gathering in Libya.

Paris-based Francophone Institute for Freedoms deplored the security crackdown in Libya, which targeted a women’s caucus in Benghazi, the country’s second largest city, because of the blatant violation of the rights of individuals and groups.

The incident happened on Thursday evening, December 27, 2018, in a café in the city of Benghazi where a group of women gathered, where their council was stormed by a security group. A number of cafe staff, owner and family were arrested beside the members of the rally.

Therefore, Paris-Francophone Institute for Freedoms called on all civil society organizations to intervene urgently to ensure the safety of detainees.

PFIF deplored these security campaigns against intellectuals and call on the Libyan interim government in Benghazi to intervene to release all detainees immediately and to protect women’s right to gather in public places, including coffee shops. Such practices are a serious indicator of the social situation in Libya, which calls for concerted efforts to find urgent solutions to such crises.

The security forces worked under the name of the ” Vice Squad ” by tighten the supervision of a number of large cafes in Benghazi and private wedding halls, and placed guards in the public squares to prevent any New Year celebrations or other events.

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