Joint Statement of the Delegation of the European Union and the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States in Libya on the disappearance of Ibrahim Al Dirsi

May 22, 2024
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The Delegation of the European Union to Libya issues the following statement together with the diplomatic missions of the European Union Member States in Libya:

We are deeply concerned about the reported abduction of Mr. Ibrahim Al Dirsi, an elected member of the House of Representatives.


We urge the competent authorities to swiftly investigate the circumstances of this disappearance and ensure the immediate release of Mr. Al Dirsi.


We condemn all forms of arbitrary detention throughout Libya, including those perpetrated on political grounds. The rule of law and justice must prevail and a thorough and transparent investigation of all past and current disappearances is necessary and urgent. Those responsible need to be held to account based on the law.


We join UNSMIL in reminding authorities of their obligation to respect fundamental freedoms and uphold human rights and the rule of law.

Countries covered:

  • Libya
Human Rights