The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dropped its war crimes case against Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a Libyan military general who was killed over a year ago.
The court said judges terminated proceedings against Al-Werfalli after studying evidence that included witness statements, photographs and social media posts.
The judges “considered the death of Mr. Al-Werfalli to be established and, decided that the proceedings against him must accordingly be terminated, and that the warrants of arrest are no longer in effect,” a court statement said, according to the Associated Press.
Al-Werfalli was wanted by the ICC for his alleged role in executing or ordering the executions of 33 captives in Benghazi in 2016 and 2017. The ICC says the killings were filmed and posted on social media. In 2018, he allegedly shot 10 people dead in front of a mosque in Benghazi.
Al-Werfalli died after assailants opened fire while he was driving his car near the Arab Medical University in Benghazi.