Libyan civil society groups denounce unelected, UN-imposed pro-Muslim Brotherhood body

Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information & Analysis, writes:

Libyan tribal leaders, local councils, civil society organisations, activists and youth groups have affirmed their support for Libya’s only elected body, the House of Representatives (the parliament) and the Libyan National Army, led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

In a statement, read out in English in the video below, they also declared their opposition to the United-Nations-brokered body, the so-called “Government of National Accord” (GNA), and the Skhirat Agreement of 2015, which set up that body.

The GNA is led by one Fayez al-Sarraj, a non-entity who acts as front-man for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and other Islamist groups, many of which are active supporters of terrorism.

The MB lost the 2014 parliamentary elections – Libya’s second elections since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime – to more liberal and secular groups. This prompted the MB to mount an armed putsch against the newly elected parliament, which was forced to relocate from the capital, Tripoli, to Tobruk in the east.

The Skhirat Agreement appeases the MB and the other Islamists by giving them a decisive voice in the GNA.

In their statement, the Libyan civil society groups also voiced their lack of confidence in the UN special envoy to Libya, the German diplomat Martin Kobler, who understand very little, if anything, about Libya.

Since the agreement was signed, Mr Kobler has been fumbling around trying to drum up support for the GNA. As a mark of his stupidity, Kobler has proposed that Libya should have three armies – a recipe for permanent civil war.

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