International Criminal Court's (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda commented on the current situation in Libya, following a ceasefire agreement signed between the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) last month. She spoke at a virtual UN Security Council meeting, New York City, Tuesday.
''Victims of atrocity crimes in Libya must be reassured that notwithstanding any ceasefire or future agreement, individuals alleged to be responsible for serious crimes, falling under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, will be promptly arrested and surrendered to the Court to face charges for their alleged crimes,'' she stressed.
Libya has been embroiled in a civil war since the ousting of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. A ceasefire agreement was signed on October 23 by the delegations of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee, a group consisting of five senior military officers chosen by the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and five other military officers chosen by Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA).