ICC goes after Gaddafi, sons

March 3, 2011 12:00 am

, THE HAGUE, Mar 3 – Muammar Gaddafi and key aides will be probed over allegations they committed crimes against humanity while fending off the uprising in Libya, the International Criminal Court\’s prosecutor said on Thursday.

"We have identified some individuals with de facto or formal authority, who have authority over the security forces," that have clamped down on a rebellion that started on February 15, Luis Moreno-Ocampo told journalists in The Hague.

"They are Muammar Gaddafi, his inner circle, including some of his sons."

Ocampo also listed individuals including the veteran Libyan leader\’s head of personal security, and the head of the external security forces.

More than 100,000 people have already fled Libya to escape a vicious crackdown by Gaddafi loyalists which has left at least 1,000 dead, according to UN estimates.


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