Libyan eastern commander supervises new executions defying ICC warrant
According to sources from Ajdabiya reported by Libyan local media, the eastern self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) conducted on Thursday summary executions of five persons in the city by a firing squad.
The local Libyan TV, Al-Nabaa, said sources told them that the killing of the persons took place in cars market in Ajdabiya, adding that the commander of Al-Saiqa Force of Haftar’s Operation Dignity, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, was the supervise of the fairing squad.
The five persons who were killed Thursday, were detained by Ajdabiya Operations Room of Operation Dignity, the sources added.
Al-Werfalli is wanted for the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the summary executions of at least 33 persons in seven incidents.
The ICC issued an arrest warrant in August calling on Libyan eastern authorities to hand over Al-Werfalli and ensure he gets what he deserves in an international trial for the murders he committed.
Meanwhile, Haftar’s self-styled army spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari announced shortly after the ICC warrant that Al-Werfalli is detained and that he was under investigation for the issues mentioned by the ICC.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to email@example.com. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
- PM Dbeibah outlines government plans to support December 24 election - October 22, 2021
- Israeli settlers destroy 300 olive trees in Ramallah - October 22, 2021
- Thierry Henry: Mohamed Salah is not the world’s best player right now - October 22, 2021