The Commission for Research and Identification of Missing Persons has uncovered and was able to retrieve nine bodies from a site suspected of housing mass graves in the city of Tarhuna.
According to a statement issued by the authority, teams are still continuing to sweep all the sites suspected of having mass graves.
Last Monday, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, said the discovery of 11 mass graves in Tarhuna "may be evidence of war crimes or crimes against humanity."
"I am deeply concerned by recent reports that several mass graves have been found in Tarhuna and its environs in Libya," Bensouda said, confirming that her office "has received credible information about the discovery of eleven alleged mass graves containing men, women and children. This could be evidence of war crimes or crimes against humanity. ”
Bensouda called “the Libyan authorities to take all necessary measures to protect and secure the mass grave sites, and to ensure that all measures taken in this regard are carried out in a manner that does not prejudice future investigations.”