The military court of Qirnada in eastern Libya has sentenced the former director of the public service company in Darna, Talal Al-Hanshiri, to 16 years in prison, the Victims for Human Rights Organization said on Saturday.

Residents from Darna signed a memorandum demanding the release of Al-Hanshiri, praising his highly moral stances, according to the organization.

Al-Hanshiri was arrested by Haftar's militia during their offense on Darna in mid-2018. Following the fall of the city, the militias carried out field executions and launched an arrest campaign targeting opponents of Haftar and local officials.

The organization indicated that more than 1,000 detainees are in Qirnada prison, still awaiting a decision on their release after they had been acquitted.

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, confirmed that the ICC had received reports of crimes committed in Qirnada prison, which is controlled by Haftar's militia.