Ban Ki-moon urges Libya to try over 7,000 prisoners or release them

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently said that Libya is still facing a number of serious political and security challenges, such as securing the country’s borders, controlling a proliferation of weapons, promoting national reconciliation and rebuilding the justice system.

In a report to the UN Security Council, he urged the country's leaders to charge or release an estimated 7,000 detainees, many held since last year's revolution. Ban said elections to a new national assembly marked "a major milestone" in Libya's transition towards a modern democratic state and drew to a close decades of autocratic rule.

The secretary general said he remained concerned about the length of detention and treatment of detainees and also urged Libya's leaders "to form a new government that is inclusive, broadly participatory and has the support of the Libyan people".

(Source: ANI)

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