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Libyan government fails to comply with ICC’s procedure on war crime prosecution

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that the Libyan government has yet to arrest and surrender Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli – a Major in the Libyan National Army who was charged with committing war crimes.

“ICC suspects who are indicted with charges of grave crimes under the Rome Statute cannot be sheltered or given refuge. They must be apprehended and face justice before the Court so that their guilt or innocence can be established,” stated Bensouda in her brief to the UN Security Council.

Al-Werfalli is suspected of killing 33 Libyans. A UN news source stated that “In January, new photographs and videos emerged on social media that appear to show Mr. Al-Werfalli brutally murdering ten people – who were blindfolded and had their hands tied behind their backs – in front of a mosque in Benghazi.”

In addition, warrants for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled, the son of Gaddafi (Libya’s former dictator) and the former head of the Libyan Internal Security Agency, are also outstanding.

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