Al-Sarraj calls for urgent ICC mission to probe Haftar's crimes in Libya

Al-Sarraj calls for urgent ICC mission to probe Haftar's crimes in Libya

June 28, 2020 - 21:23
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj called Sunday on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently send a team to investigate crimes committed by Khalifa Haftar's forces.

The call came in a letter by Al-Sarraj to the ICC, according to tweets by the spokesman for the Libyan Foreign Ministry Mohammed Al-Giblawi, who remarked that Al-Sarraj vowed to facilitate the work of the investigation mission in Libya.

"Impunity has encouraged Haftar's militias to commit more heinous crimes that have not been reported since the Nazis and Apartheid in Rwanda and Bosnia Herzegovina." Al-Giblawi said.

Al-Sarraj's letter said as well that Haftar forces' shelling on civilians, Military College in Tripoli and other crimes, including forced disappearance of HoR female lawmaker Siham Sergawa and the bombardment of the immigrants' center in Tajoura are war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Last week, the ICC said it had received reports about 11 mass graves in Tarhouna, saying its investigations in Libya would expand to include all war crimes and crimes against humanity.

In the meantime, the UN Human Rights Council approved sending a fact-finding mission to Libya to probe all violations and abuses since 2016 in the country.