ICC probes Qadhafi over crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has decided to investigate crimes that have been allegedly committed by Libyan President Muammar Al-Qadhafi's government in repressing peaceful protests.

Luis Moreno Ocampo

Luis Moreno Ocampo

Reports say that more than 1,000 people have been killed and many others injured as Muammar Qadhafi’s loyalists opened fire on civilians campaigning for his ouster.

According to the Chief Prosecutor of the Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the investigation will cover crimes committed in Libya since 15 February.

Mr. Ocampo says people identified as the most responsible for these crimes are Colonel Al-Qadhafi and his inner circle, including some of his sons who had de facto authority.

“Also there are people with some formal authority that should pay attention to the crimes committed by their people because if they are not preventing, stopping and punishing these crimes they could be responsible in accordance with the law. They are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the head of the regime’s security and media intelligence, the head of Qadhafi’s personal security and the head of the Libyan External Security Organization.”

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