Benghazi, 3 July:
The Muslim Brotherhood of Libya has issued a statement making clear its opposition to the ransacking on Sunday of . . .[restrict]the offices the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Benghazi. It also condemned last week’s incidents in the city when many party hoardings and candidates’ posters were vandalised by federalists opposed to Saturday’s elections.
The Brotherhood called on the public to reject those who were out to destroy the country’s unity and jeopardise its security and stability. They said that support for such incidents would push the country down a very dangerous slope.
The group said that the destruction of property and the use of violence and vandalism to impose specific views would only fuel anger across the country. It undermined peace and posed a major threat to the community and national unity, the organisation said.
The Brotherhood called on the government and all security bodies to take action to ensure security and stability in places where there were tensions. [/restrict]