By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 22 September 2014:
The Libyan Judges Organisation (LJO) has officially condemned the recent sharp increase in murders in . . .[restrict]Benghazi.
In a statement issued on Monday, the organisation said that the assassinations were a “flagrant violation” of the human right to life and that they constituted a crime punishable by death.
The murders are inconsistent with the provisions of Islamic law, the statement also said.
They are targeting public figures, community activists, bloggers, journalists, military and police officers, politician, and even women, which is unacceptable, the statement said.
For its part, the government has said that it is unable to fulfill its responsibilities to protect the public because of the weakness of state institutions and has called on the LJO and all segments of society, particularly the army and police, to do their duty to protect the people of the city. [/restrict]