International Criminal Court threatened to expand the investigation of Libya

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who was involved in crimes in Libya, Fatou Bensouda is ready to expand her investigation into the escalation of violence in this country.

“I will not hesitate to expand my investigations and possible prosecutions in order to cover any new cases of crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the court,” the Western media quoted her as saying.

According to the UN, more than 18 thousand people left their places of residence in Libya in connection with the ongoing fighting for the country’s capital – the city of Tripoli.

On the eve of the representative of the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said that of the 146 who died as a result of clashes, 13 were civilians. Moreover, 614 people were injured, including 35 civilians.

On 4 April, the Commander of the Libyan People’s Army, Khalifa Haftar, announced the launch of an offensive on Tripoli. The order about the beginning of “Operation Tripoli” sounded in the appeal to the military.

At present, the dual power remains in Libya: in the east of the country, in the city of Tobruk, there is a parliament, and in the west, in the capital Tripoli, the government of national accord formed by UN support and recognized by the international community under the leadership of Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj is based.

The country’s “eastern” authorities operate independently of Tripoli, relying on the LNA headed by Marshal Haftar.

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