ICC issues arrest warrant of Mahmoud Al-Werfalli of Operation Dignity

  • Libyan Express |
  • Tuesday 15 August 2017

Mahmoud Al-Werfalli (center) surrounded by fighters from Al-Saiqa force of Operation Dignity. (Photo: Internet)

The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) issued a warrant of arrest for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf AL-WERFALLI (“Mr Al-Werfalli”) allegedly responsible for murder as a war crime in the context of the non-international armed conflict in Libya.

Mr Al-Werfalli is alleged to have directly committed and to have ordered the commission of murder as a war crime in the context of seven incidents, involving 33 persons, which took place from on or before 3 June 2016 until on or about 17 July 2017 in Benghazi or surrounding areas, in Libya.

The situation in Libya was referred to the ICC Prosecutor by the United Nations Security Council in its Resolution 1970 dated 26 February 2011. On 3 March 2011, the Prosecutor announced the decision to open an investigation in the situation in Libya.

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