Libya

Libyan eastern military says Al-Werfalli is under military investigation

  • 17 August 2017 - 22:44
Libyan eastern military says Al-Werfalli is under military investigation

A statement by the spokesman of Khalifa Haftar-led forces Ahmed Al-Mismari, revealed that the wanted killer by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Mahmoud Al-Warfalli, is under military investigation by the Libyan eastern self-styled army command. "As we carefully observe the warrant issued...

Italy sends humanitarian aids to Libya’s Sabratha

  • 17 August 2017 - 11:34
Italy sends humanitarian aids to Libya’s Sabratha

Italy sent 11 tonnes of humanitarian aid to a clinic in the Libyan town of Sabratha, 80 km west of Tripoli on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said, according to ANSA. He said this was "further proof of the Italian government's solidarity towards all the Libyan people". Italy is...

Haftar aims at Russian ties in oil sector, report says

  • 17 August 2017 - 10:20
Haftar aims at Russian ties in oil sector, report says

In a sign that Libya’s powerful military is moving closer to Russia, so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar—the man responsible for recapturing the country’s oil ports and essentially restarting production—is meeting top officials in Moscow. Haftar is the key...

Spanish NGO says its ship seized by Libyan coastguards, ponders suspension of work

  • 17 August 2017 - 10:00
Spanish NGO says its ship seized by Libyan coastguards, ponders suspension of work

The Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms announced Tuesday evening via social networks that its ship, Blue Gulf, had been seized for two hours by the Libya coastguard in international waters and forced to head to Libyan ones, ANSA reported Wednesday. ''Having been released, the Blue Gulf is sailing...

Tarhouna power station burnt by overload

  • 17 August 2017 - 09:50
Tarhouna power station burnt by overload

Tarhouna power station has been burnt over the overload Tuesday, according to Salim Al-Faqih, the official at General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Al-Faqih said that burning of the network was caused by damaged cables, which could not take any more electricity demand by the city. He...

Human Rights Watch deplores Al-Wefrfalli’s crimes, calls for his surrender to ICC: Press Release

  • 16 August 2017 - 09:38
Human Rights Watch deplores Al-Wefrfalli’s crimes, calls for his surrender to ICC: Press Release

Forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya appear to have executed captured fighters in Benghazi and desecrated corpses, Human Rights Watch said today. Video recordings posted online since January 2017 seem to show LNA fighters carrying out seven distinct unlawful executions of...

UN delegate arrived in Misurata on an unannounced visit

  • 15 August 2017 - 22:22
UN delegate arrived in Misurata on an unannounced visit

UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salama arrived in Libya’s northwestern city of Misurata on Tuesday on an unannounced visit. Without giving further details, the UN’s mission in Libya tweeted that Salama had “arrived at Misurata airport to meet with political and community...

Amnesty International urges for immediate hand-over of ICC-wanted Al-Werfalli

  • 15 August 2017 - 21:58
Amnesty International urges for immediate hand-over of ICC-wanted Al-Werfalli

 Responding to news that the International Criminal Court has issued a warrant today for the arrest of Mahmoud al-Werfelli, who is accused of war crimes for actions committed while he was Field Commander of the Special Forces Brigade (Al-Saiqa) affiliated to the Libyan National Army, Heba...

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

  • 15 August 2017 - 15:28
ICC issues arrest warrant of Mahmoud Al-Werfalli of Operation Dignity

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...

Russian Foreign Minister promises Haftar to help restore Libya’s “statehood”

  • 15 August 2017 - 09:44
Russian Foreign Minister promises Haftar to help restore Libya’s “statehood”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow supports the full-scale restoration of the statehood of Libya. Lavrov added that while the situation in Libya remains complicated, actions are being undertaken in order to reach national a political solution. "Unfortunately, the...