Russia opposes UN attempt to sanction Libyan militia
On 21 November, Reuters reported that Russia opposed on 20 November a U.N. Security Council committee from blacklisting a Libyan militia group and its leader for human rights abuses. The militia group targeted by this sanction proposal led by the United States and Germany is the al-Kaniyat militia and its leader Mohammed al-Kani. Russia demanded for more evidence to be brought on the matter. According to UNSMIL report, the militia is suspected of being responsible for hundreds of human rights abuses in the city of Tarhouna which it controlled up until June 2020. Over the course of the past months, several mass graves have been found in the Tarhouna area.
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