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Gaddafi ordered mass rape, ICC prosecutor says
International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said on Wednesday he may bring further charges against Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, claiming he has evidence the embattled leader encouraged his troops to use rape as a weapon of war.
REUTERS - International Criminal Court investigators have evidence linking Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to a policy of raping opponents and may bring separate charges on the issue, the ICC prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo requested arrest warrants on May 16 against Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country’s spy chief on charges of crimes against humanity committed during attempts to crush the country’s rebellion.
Moreno-Ocampo repeated the allegation of use of impotency drugs, saying his team was finding “some elements” confirming the purchase of “Viagra type of medicaments.” He said there was evidence of Libya acquiring “containers” of such drugs “to enhance the possibility to rape women.”