ICC urges Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to turn himself in

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, called on Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to surrender himself, and said that the individuals against whom arrest warrants were issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Libya are still at large.

Bensouda added, during a briefing to the UN Security Council on Monday, that the International Criminal Court is communicating with the Libyan authorities to investigate the crime of mass graves in Tarhuna, and called on the unity government to reveal the fate of House of Representatives’ member Siham Sergewa, and to investigate the killing of activist Hanan Al-Barasi.

Bensouda indicated that the ICC had received information about Mitiga and Garnada prisons and touched upon some violations that beg for investigation, as she stated that there are reports of executions of civilians by military courts.

“We found all the support and cooperation from the UN mission to promote justice in Libya and monitor many crimes,” Bensouda said, adding that international observers should be allowed to enter facilities that operate outside the law.

While Bensouda stressed the need for the foreign forces to leave Libya immediately, she confirmed that “the International Criminal Court is investigating the crimes committed against illegal immigrants in Libya, expressing the ICC’s readiness to cooperate with the new authority in Libya to achieve justice and law, considering that positive communication attempts with the government will strengthen the issue of establishing courts for crimes in Libya.

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