Libyan Arab Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, condemned on Wednesday, the "sinful attack" that took the life of the human rights activist Hanan Al-Barrasi, stressing the need to intensify efforts to arrest the perpetrators, and offering condolences to her family and relatives.
A statement posted on Facebook by Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, indicated that Marshal Haftar held a lengthy meeting with Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant-General Abdel-Razek Al-Nadouri and the Minister of Interior for the Interim Government, Ibrahim Bushnaf, stressing the need to intensify efforts to arrest the perpetrators and "strike with an iron fist, anyone who tries to tamper with the security of the homeland and citizens."
Marshal Haftar asserted that "all the capabilities required to accomplish this will be placed at the disposal of the security services," stressing that "no one is above the law or claiming to have influence that enables him to carry out abuses. Anyone who commits a crime threatening the security of the homeland and the citizen must be arrested and held accountable." .
The human rights activist Hanan Al-Barrasi was assassinated, on Tuesday on 20th Street in Benghazi, according to the Benghazi Security Directorate, which indicated that the perpetrators “attempted to kidnap Al-Barrasi but then fired a number of shots which killed her.” They then fled "in two dark cars through side street."