Friday 24 November 2017

Gaddafi war crime charges 'certain'

Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi gestures as he arrives at the Rixos hotel in the capital Tripoli on March 8, 2011. Earlier in the day Kadhafi warned of dire consequences for North Africa and Europe if there was any Western interference in his country's affairs, in a telephone conversation with the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi gestures as he arrives at the Rixos hotel in the capital Tripoli on March 8, 2011. Earlier in the day Kadhafi warned of dire consequences for North Africa and Europe if there was any Western interference in his country's affairs, in a telephone conversation with the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

The International Criminal Court prosecutor has said he is "one hundred per cent" certain that his investigation will lead to charges of crimes against humanity against the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo said his team is looking into six incidents of violence against civilians and trying to identify those who participated in and ordered the attacks.

Gaddafi's crackdown on the wave of anti-regime protests that broke out last month has been the harshest against any of the anti-government uprising across the Middle East inspired by those in Tunisia and Egypt.

Moreno-Ocampo said he would brief the UN Security Council on his findings in May and present his case to the international court's judge soon after.

Press Association

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