A continued risk to Libya's long term security

A continued risk to Libya's long term security

(LibyaNN) - The power shift is apparent for eastern Libya, in which Aguila Saleh, a speaker in the Tobruk established Parliament, is now the newest political representative on the scene of the eastern bloc.

The current truce further decreased Haftar's power and empowered Saleh's increase, consequently, the European Union recently chose to drop sanctions from Saleh, thereby allowing him to further consolidate power within the country.

The global community must ensure the justice and security required in which the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum can prepare for new elections without any fear of being killed.

In the same way, the need for stability and security will encourage the majority of Libyans to engage in the process that supports a path for improvement and development.

Justice and accountability is and will be a major problem in the country, as militias in Libya have committed unforgivable crimes.

Most recently, prominent Libyan lawyer Hanan al Barassi was gunned down from the southern city of Benghazi.

Her killing in an area that is still under the control of Haftar's LNA took place only a day after she shared remarks on social networking criticising the warlord's son.

Hanan Salah, researcher at Human Right Watch, says, "What the agreement doesn't provide is a clear commitment and a pathway to accountability for the serious crimes and other abuses committed by the conflict parties with support of their foreign backers.

This includes indiscriminate attacks that killed civilians, destruction of critical infrastructure, disappearances, random detentions, and unlawful killings".

Haftar has played the part of chief disrupter over the last two to three years and his significant losses in western Libya have caused fractures in his camp.

Consequently, he's lost a great deal of support internally and externally.

A sustainable payoff is presumably not in the interest of some overseas actors because it could undermine their influence and threatens their presence in Libya.

Consequently, none are likely to quit supporting their Libyan proxies nor will they pull their foreign fighters out of the nation regardless of the arrangement.