PC head calls on ICC to investigate crimes of Haftar's forces

PC head calls on ICC to investigate crimes of Haftar's forces

April 18, 2019 - 11:46
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Presidential Council (PC) head, Fayez Al-Sarraj, called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the crimes and violations committed by the forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar and bring them to justice.

In a letter addressed to the court's prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on Wednesday, Al-Sarraj confirmed that the Libyan Court will provide the ICC with all the documents and evidence in this regard.

"Haftar's forces are committing crimes against civilians and against humanity and are destroying the infrastructure with heavy weapons prohibited to be used within the cities," Al-Sarraj said.

He further explained that Haftar's forces had targeted the homes of citizens, schools and field hospitals, in addition to the recruitment of children among the ranks of his forces, abusing prisoners, and mutilation; which all fall under war crimes.

The PC head demanded the prosecution of those involved in such crimes, headed by Khalifa Haftar, who gave explicit orders to attack the capital Tripoli.

Earlier on Wednesday, Al-Sarraj vowed to sue Khalifa Haftar after targeting neighbourhoods in Tripoli with indiscriminate shelling resulting in the death and injury of civilians.

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