Monday, 07 March 2016 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, expresses concern over the detention of three members of the Temporary Security Committee (TSC). The TSC members were briefly detained in Tripoli on Sunday 06 March 2016.
Martin Kobler said: “The detention of the TSC members is against UN Security Council resolution (2259), and aims at preventing the Temporary Security Committee from performing its duties freely and safely.”
The Special Representative reminds all parties that the Temporary Security Committee is an official body that works under the terms of the Libyan Political Agreement. He said: “I call on all parties and relevant authorities on the ground to fully cooperate with and facilitate the work of the TSC, and ensure the safety of its members and their freedom of movement.”