ICBU: The UAE Intervenes to Ignite Sedition and Chaos in Libya

Apr 06 2019
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ICBU: The UAE Intervenes to Ignite Sedition and Chaos in Libya

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) said that UAE sends financial support and arms to the armed forces of retired Major General Khalifa Hahfter to ignite strife and chaos and undermine the efforts of international and regional mediators to reach a solution through dialogue and negotiations to reach a unified Libyan state, the international campaign said. The forces of Hafter announced the start of entry into the Libyan capital Tripoli and liberation operation. It is noted that the government in Tripoli is the Presidential Council of the Accord government headed by Farir Sarraj and recognized internationally.

Brigadier General Mohammed al-Qunaidi, the military intelligence officer of the Al-Bonyan military force, accused the UAE of sponsoring the movements of retired general Khalifa Hafater towards Tripoli. Al-Qunaidi said that Haftar did not have enough money and weapons to confront the heavily fortified Lebanese forces and the Libyan army loyal to the internationally recognized Accord government. Al-Kenidi added that the UAE supplied Haftar with weapons and heavy equipment and brought mercenaries from Chadian and Sudanese militias.

ICBU accused the United Arab Emirates of waging a war against the Libyan people by using the Hafar-backed forces and sending large sums of money to them. The UAE offered its Libyan delegates to influential people in the Libyan government to help the retired brigade’s troops take over Tripoli. The boycott campaign added that the UAE is entering a huge weapon of Hafar forces in huge quantities despite the embargo on Libya since 2011.

The international campaign called for the intervention of the United Nations, the European Parliament, human rights institutions and the international community to stop human rights violations committed by the UAE authorities in Libya and to force the authorities in the UAE to respect human rights laws.

The campaign also called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights on a daily basis, whether in Libya or the war in Yemen or with neighbouring countries, citizens or residents.

ICBU said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, as well as the fact that the UAE is the centre of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates is today one of the leading countries in trafficking in human beings and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.