NCHRL describes display of Makhzoum's corpse as war crime

NCHRL describes display of Makhzoum's corpse as war crime

March 19, 2017 - 15:32
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan National Commission for Human Rights (NCHRL) condemned parading the body of the leader in Benghazi Shura Council, Jalal Makhzoum, after exhuming his grave five days after his death in Bunasib, 12 Buildings area, western Benghazi.

"It is an atrocious and vicious crime that is at odds with the Islamic teachings and human nature as well as with the Libyan conventions." The NCHRL said after its investigators watched the video that showed Dignity Operation militias displaying the body of Makhzoum around Benghazi streets.

"It is a war crime and a blatant violation of the war laws as well as the international humanitarian law and the four Geneva Conventions regarding war captives and armed conflicts." The NCHRL added in its statement.

It also urged Benghazi Appeals Court and Defense Commission at the Tobruk-based House of Representatives as well as the Attorney General in Benghazi to investigate the incident thoroughly and bring the criminals to justice.

Many graves for Benghazi Shura Council fighter were dug up in Bunasib area, one of which was Makhzoum's tomb as he was killed last week. The Khalifa Haftar-led forces disfigured the body and then tied it to a car and drove it off on public display around Benghazi streets before they had hanged it on the gate of one of their military camps.