Request that the Netherlands approaches Libya on behalf of victim 'Benghazi HIV-case'
Amsterdam, 19 December 2014 - By letter of 16 December 2014 to the Dutch minister of foreign affairs , lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld has asked the Netherlands to appraoch the Libyan authorities in order to obtain compensation for the Palestinian doctor Ashraf El-Hagoug. The international human rights organization Redress wrote a letter to the minister in support of that request.
Mr. El-Hagoug suffered severe damage as a result of the so-called 'Benghazi HIV-case'. Those events have been condemned by the district court of The Hague as well as by the UN Human Rights Committee.
Read Redress' letter to minister Koenders here.
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