Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al Werfalli. Photo: akhbarlibya.net via Bing (CC).
Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al Werfalli. Photo: akhbarlibya.net via Bing (CC).

ICC Prosecutor renews call for arrest of Libyan accused, Al-Werfalli: On 13 September, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda renewed her call for the immediate arrest of Libyan national Mahmoud al-Werfalli. On 15 August, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the ICC issued a public arrest warrant for al-Werfalli, a senior Libyan military commander allied with General Khalifa Haftar, for the war crime of murder under Art 8(c)(i) of the Rome Statute. In particular, the arrest warrant alleges al-Werfalli’s criminal responsibility for the killing of 33 people during seven incidents in and around Benghazi from 3 June 2016 to 17 July 2017. Bensouda’s renewed call comes amid conflicting reports over whether al-Werfalli has been arrested. Despite the Libyan National Army’s earlier announcement that al-Wefalli has been arrested, the ICC Prosecutor underscored that she also has received reports that he may still be at large “and may have been involved in additional killings since the ICC warrant of arrest was issued”. (BreakingNews)