The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that despite arrest warrants to punish war criminal of the self-styled army in Libya, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, he is still at large.
Bensouda lamented the inaction of the Presidential Council government towards cooperating with the ICC in fighting impunity in Libya.
“Al-Werfalli killed ten people outside a mosque in Benghazi lately despite being wanted for war crimes.” She remarked, adding that she will issue as many arrest warrants as her office finds fit to end impunity in the war-torn country.
Meanwhile, the Libyan representative at the UN Security Council, Al-Mahdi Al-Mijirbi, said PC government is not delaying handing over wanted criminals nor is it supporting impunity, rather the lack of security and the current challenges in the country are hindering such a process.
Al-Mijirbi also said that the international community should focus on fighting the human trafficking and smuggling networks that are bringing immigrants to Libya to cross to Europe, criticizing the UNSC members’ sole concentration on the abuse they underwent in Libya, saying the problem should be solved in source countries of migrants.
In the meantime, representatives of the US, the UK, France, Russia and other countries all voiced support for ICC work in Libya, urging for handing criminals like Al-Werfalli and like Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and others who are wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity in 2011.