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Bensouda: Secret courts and death sentences carried out against civilians in the eastern region without fair trials.

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, “Fatou Bensouda,” said that they obtained credible reports that people were being tried in secret courts in the eastern region, and death sentences were passed against them, and that these trials did not contain any guarantees of a fair trial.

In a briefing to the Security Council on Monday, Bensouda confirmed – which is her last after the end of her mandate on June 15th –

That a team from the court visited the mass graves in Tarhuna, including sites where more than 100 bodies were discovered, and that its office received credible and reliable reports of the crimes of enforced disappearance, murder and sexual violence by Haftar’s militias, stressing that justice cannot be achieved without cooperation with the Libyan authorities .

The Public Prosecutor renewed her call on the Libyan authorities to investigate the disappearance of Representative Siham Serqiwa, urging the interim government to take urgent steps to put an end to the crimes committed and to investigate allegations of arbitrary detention, torture and confiscation of property.

Bensouda added that there are more than 8,850 individuals arbitrarily detained in 28 official prisons by the police, of whom 60-70% are subject to pre-trial detention, and another 10,000 people are detained in other detention centers run by militias and armed groups, including about 480 women and 63 young men and children. -As she said-.

Bensouda called on the national unity government to make all efforts to hand over Saif Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court.

Bensouda added that the failure to implement the orders of the International Criminal Court represents a stumbling block and prevents her office from seeking effective justice for the victims of the crimes committed in Libya.

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