ODVV’s Statement on the Kidnapping of Iranian...
The kidnapping of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Red Crescent delegation who were on an official visit to Libya to sign cooperation agreement and the expansion of bilateral cooperation on humanitarian activities, has caused deep concern for the ODVV.
This act which is an example of grave violation of human rights shows that even the members of institutions such as the Red Crescent whose humanitarian objectives around the world is no secret to anyone, can also be subjected to threats and violation of human rights.
What is worrying is individuals who possess weapons outside of the law, have created insecurity and violation of human rights in Libya, and the Libyan authorities must take measures against this as swiftly as possible.
While condemning this heinous act of Libyan militias, the ODVV calls for the unconditional and immediate release of the Iranian Red Crescent workers in this country, and calls upon international organizations and the International Committee of the Red Cross to quickly get into action to identify who the abductors are and work for the release of the captives.