"Hundreds of rapes" committed during conflict in Libya

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, ICC's Chief Prosecutor

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, ICC's Chief Prosecutor

Hundreds of rapes were committed during the conflict that has led to the overthrow of Muammar Qadhafi and the declaration of liberation in Libya.

That's what the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo told the Security Council during his briefing on Wednesday.

Mr. Ocampo said because rape can trigger retaliation and honour based violence in Libya, his office is working to obtain evidence without the need for multiple victim statements.

"In this respect, the prosecution has been in contact with different sources reporting multiple sources of sexual violence allegedly committed by Qadhafi security forces. While it is premature to draw conclusion on specific numbers, the information and evidence indicate at this stage that hundreds of rapes were committed during the conflict."

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