UN condemns attack on local Libyan TV correspondent


United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday condemned an attack against a correspondent of a local TV channel in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi.

“UNSMIL strongly condemns the attack on 218TV correspondent, Ms. Mabrouka al-Mismari, on Feb. 12 in Benghazi while on duty,” UNSMIL said in a statement.

The correspondent was reportedly physically and verbally assaulted by a group of people when she was at work, and her camera was broken during the incident, according to UNSMIL.

“Such attacks must be thoroughly investigated, and the perpetrators brought to justice,” the statement said.

UNSMIL called for the “protection of all journalists and media professionals across Libya so they can carry out their duties without fear.”

Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos ever since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.

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