Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rape Among Qaddafi's War Crimes

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court will likely add rape to the war crimes charges already leveled against Muammar Qaddafi.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo told reporters Wednesday that there is mounting evidence that hundreds of women have been raped during the Libyan government’s crackdown on the rebel uprising that is fighting for Qaddafi’s ouster, and that the Libyan strongman had personally ordered the attacks, the Guardian reports.

“Apparently, [Qaddafi] decided to punish, using rape,” Moreno-Ocampo said, adding that there was even evidence that the rumors about government officials handing out Viagra to soldiers to encourage the attacks were true.

In May, Moreno-Campo charged Qaddafi and two of his top lieutenants with crimes against humanity and requested warrants for their arrests.

From here.

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Muammar Qaddafi -- the radical tyrant of Libya -- obviously ordered his troops to rape hundreds of women, because he considers this action to be a "justified punishment" for Libyan "rebels" who are attempting to overthrow his dictatorship.