Libyan eastern military says Al-Werfalli is under military investigation

The Spokesman of the Dignity Operation forces led by Khalifa Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mismari. (Photo: Internet)

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 by the international Criminal Court against Major. Mahmoud Mustafa Al-Werfali and accusing him of war crimes based on photos and videos posted on social media showing the defendant assassinating terrorist group members.” The spokesman said on Thursday.

He also thanked the ICC for its efforts in finding stability , public security and protecting people from the scourge of war and conflicts.

“We hereby inform you that the defendant Major. Mahmoud Mustafa Al-Werfali has been arrested and investigated by the Military prosecutor on those charges since the 02/08/2017 as per General commander of Libyan Arab Armed Forces Marshal Hiftar’s order No. 31/1957.” The page of the Libyan National Army on Facebook wrote.

It added that the so-called general command of Libyan Arab Armed Forces emphasizes on its respect of International conventions , International Human Law and to the teachings of Islamic Sharia.

“General commander has stated in many occasions and official statements to members of Libyan Arab Armed Forces to respect these rules and orders which may include and not limited to banning self revenge , respecting freedoms and handing over the terrorists to the competent authorities.” The statement indicated.

It also explained that the general command of “Libyan Arab Armed Forces” disowns these actions and whoever commits them, adding that these actions only represent the perpetrators who will be subject to law and deterrent penalties.

“By this statement , ICC should rest assured that investigation procedures ensuring justice are ongoing under Libyan Military Law and the defendant has been suspended and detained since the General commander of Libyan Arab Armed Forces Marshal Hiftar’s order No. 31/1957 issued 02/08/2017 and we are ready to cooperate with ICC by sharing the trial proceedings.” The statement on Facebook page and read in Arabic by Al-Mismari said.

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