Libya: Williams discusses Tarhouna probe with AG, elections with PM

Libya: Williams discusses Tarhouna probe with AG, elections with PM

May 12, 2022 - 14:37
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN Secretary General's Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said she had a fruitful meeting Wednesday with the Libyan Attorney General and Deputy President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour.

Williams added on her Twitter account that they had discussed a number of issues, including the Tarhouna investigations, the new campaign of arrests directed at civil society representatives, the appointment of new judges to the Supreme Court, and the Public Prosecution’s efforts to clear the National ID system.

"I encouraged the Attorney General to continue genuine efforts to restore rule of law and protect human rights." Williams added.

The meeting came after a similar one with the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah. During the meeting, Williams emphasized the importance of ensuring that national elections take place on the basis of a sound constitutional framework within the shortest timeframe possible in order to meet the aspirations of the Libyan people.

Williams added on Twitter that she had briefed Dbeibah on her recent travels and consultations with the international community as well as her discussions with a range of Libyan stakeholders in the lead-up to the second round of talks between the House of Representatives and the High Council of State set to begin in Cairo on May 15.

Williams said she had also highlighted the absolute necessity of preserving calm on the ground in order to allow space for the political negotiations to proceed.