Libyan commander wanted by ICC freed after protests Feb 09, 2018 0 98 12345 ReutersBENGHAZIA Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over a series of summary executions was released on Thursday, a day after handing himself in to military authorities in eastern Libya, a military source said.Supporters of the commander, Mahmoud al-Werfalli, had demonstrated in the eastern city of Benghazi late on Wednesday against any legal action being taken against him, closing roads and burning tyres. Some held signs reading"We are all Major Mahmoud al-Werfalli". Werfalli is a commander in an elite unit attached to the Libyan National Army (LNA), the dominant force in eastern Libya. It rejects the internationally recognised government in Tripoli and is aligned with a separate government based in the east. The ICC issued an arrest warrant for Werfalli last August accusing him of a role in the summary killings of 33 people between June 2016 and July 2017, as the LNA neared the completion of its campaign to take control of Benghazi.The ICC's chief prosecutor reiterated her call for the LNA's top commander Khalifa Haftar to hand over Werfalli after a video purportedly showed him shooting dead 10 blindfolded prisoners at the site of a car bombing in Benghazi last month. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Palestinians jam Gaza border temporarily opened by Egypt Feb 09, 2018 0 147 In Oman desert, European venture sets sights on Mars Feb 09, 2018 0 90 Suicide attack kills one in Iraq's Ramadi city Feb 09, 2018 0 67 Russia to boost Sudan military, says President Bashir Khartoum: President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday said that Khartoum and Moscow have agreed on a programme to boost Sudan's military capabilities. In an address to army officers and soldiers in the Red Sea town of Port .. Sudan seizes three newspapers for covering protests Khartoum: Sudanese security agents seized the entire print-runs of three newspapers on Thursday after they covered food price protests in Khartoum and other towns, their editors said. Opposition groups have .. Israel does not want escalation over border wall, US to Lebanon Reuters BEIRUT/JERUSALEM A US envoy has assured Lebanon that Israel does not seek an escalation between the countries following a surge in hostile rhetoric, Lebanese and Israeli officials said on Thursday. The .. Israel SC upholds conviction for Palestinian teen's murder Jerusalem: Israel's supreme court on Thursday rejected an appeal by three members of a Jewish gang convicted of kidnapping, beating and burning alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014. The decision upholds life .. Human smugglers in Libya have links to security services: UN Reuters UNITED NATIONS Most armed groups involved in human smuggling and trafficking in Libya have links to the country's official security institutions, sanctions experts said in a confidential report to a UN ..