Mass Rapes Were Gadhafi's Idea: ICC

Chief prosecutor alleges Libyan leader planned everything
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2011 7:45 AM CDT
An image grab taken from Libyan state television on April 30, 2011 shows Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi delivering a televised speech in Tripoli. AFP PHOTO/LIBYAN TV   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Moammar Gadhafi himself ordered the mass rape of women in Libya, according to the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor. Luis Moreno-Ocampo had accused Gadhafi’s troops of the rapes previously, but had not yet determined who organized them. Now he says Gadhafi made the decision and that authorities then bought "containers" of "Viagra-type" drugs to help his troops along. Based on the new information, Moreno-Ocampo may ask to add a new charge of mass rape against Gadhafi, the Telegraph reports.

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