Three days after the discovery of 36 tortured and killed men near al Abyar, the UNSMIL chief Ghassan Salamé has made a belated public condemnation of the crime. This happened in the Government of National Accord’s area of responsibility and is an important test whether they are capable of bringing those responsible to account.
The Libyan National Army is distancing itself from the atrocity, but the fingerprints of their Special Forces are all over this. It’s time for the ICC and UN to act, not just to wring their hands. The Libyan people deserve better from those in authority.