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ICC Prosecutor to attend UN Security Council meeting on Libya next week

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

NEW YORK –  International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will take part in a meeting on Libya held by the United Nations Security Council next week, Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Dian Triansyah Djani said during a press briefing.

“The information that I got from the Secretary [General Antonio Guterres]… is that she [Bensouda] will be participating,” Djani, who is president of the Security Council for May, said on Wednesday regarding the meeting on Libya.

In early April, the United States revoked Bensouda’s visa and threatened economic sanctions against other ICC officials for recommending a probe into possible war crimes committed by US personnel in Afghanistan. A couple weeks’ later ICC judges decided to drop the Afghan probe despite the fact evidence existed revealing that war crimes likely were committed.

The ICC briefing on Libya is scheduled to take place at UN headquarters in New York next Wednesday, May 8, according to the program of work of the Security Council.

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