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Libya: Activist Files ICC Complaint Against General Haftar

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According to Libyan publication ‘The Libyan Observer’, a human rights activist has filed an official complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar of orchestrating war crimes, stemming from the war in Benghazi which has left hundreds of people dead.

The complaint details accusations of the crime of ‘denying quarter’, which according to the Rome Statute of the Internaitonal Criminal Court is the refusal to take prisoners and to show no clemency.

Haftar launched the ‘Dignity Operation’ in Benghazi in May of 2014, since then he also set up an armed group inder the name of ‘Libyan National army’. Throughout the three year war groups under his comAmand have committed numerous crimes against their rivals accusing them of ‘terrorism’.

The ICC previously issued an arrest warant for senior commander of the Saiqa militia, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, who is a close ally of Haftar over war crimes in Benghaziz.

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