Kadhafi daughter files second war crimes charge
Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's daughter filed a second war crimes complaint against NATO and France in Paris on Friday over air strikes that killed family members including three infants, her lawyer said.
Aisha Kadhafi filed a similar complaint in Brussels on Tuesday related to an April 30 NATO assault on Tripoli, which, according to Libyan officials, killed the strongman's youngest son and three grand-children.
Kadhafi's lawyers have argued that NATO commanders were fully aware of the nature of the target when they planned the assault.
Friday's complaint also accused French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet and President Nicolas Sarkozy backing the NATO operations of "war crimes" and "assassination", said Kadhafi's French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre.
Coutant-Peyre said she was asked by Kadhafi to file the complaint with a prosecution service in Paris and was to meet with her in Libya this week.
NATO began bombing various sites in Libya following a UN Security Council resolution authorising the use of military force to protect civilians against attacks by the Kadhafi regime.
Aisha's brother, Seif al-Arab Kadhafi, 29, her four-month-old daughter Mastoura, and nephews Seif and Carthage, both two years old, died in the April 30 raid, according to officials in Tripoli.
© 2011 AFP