International Criminal Court to probe Libya

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague says it will investigate alleged crimes committed by Libyan President Muammar Al-Qadhafi's government in repressing peaceful protests.

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The court said that preliminary examination of available information shows that an investigation is warranted.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is expected to present an overview of the alleged crimes committed by the Libyan government on Thursday.

According to reports, 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.

Following the investigation, Mr Ocampo will present the case to the ICC judges, who will then decide whether or not to issue arrest warrants.

The Security Council last week asked the ICC to look into the violent repression of peaceful demonstrators in Libya.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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