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Jun 10, 2011

ICC Prosecutor: Rape Qaddafi Bulk Orders



REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, GENEVA - The investigator International Criminal Court (ICC) says it has evidence that Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has ordered the gang rape and buy several containers of medications to enhance sexual arousal female attacking troops.
ICC Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said he would sue the most powerful person in Libya that the new indictment, which is mass rape. "It's based on new evidence," he said, told AFP on Thursday (9 / 6).
Ocampo hope the judge can give a decision within a few days after he filed charges of crimes against humanity, against Qaddafi, one of his sons, his intelligence. "Now we get some information, that Qaddafi himself who ordered the rape, this new evidence," he said.
According to Ocampo, there are numerous reports of hundreds of women who were attacked in several areas in Libya, which are now gripped by a long insurgency for months.
There is also evidence that the Libyan authorities to buy stronger type of drug Viagra and distribute them to troops as part of official policy of rape. "They buy a few containers to increase the likelihood of rape against women," said Ocampo.
Actions of this kind, continued Ocampo, earlier rather than shape policy Qaddafi in control subjects. Rape is a new aspect of repression. "That's why we were hesitant at first. But now we are very confident that he condemned the rape."
Qaddafi regime previously did not use rape as a weapon against political opponents.Therefore, Ocampo claimed to find evidence that the Libyan leader had issued orders rape.
Last March, a Libyan woman named Iman al-Obeidi make splashy news when he entered a Tripoli hotel and claimed to have been raped by troops Qaddafi.
Iman was arrested, but managed to escape from Libya. Flight ended in Qatar, but he was deported back to Libya rebel-controlled territory. Now he lives in a refugee center in Romania.
Moreno-Ocampo has issued arrest warrants against Qaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi. ICC judges are expected to announce whether it will accept the charges against Qaddafi, in the coming days. While the Libyan government does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC.

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