ICC to investigate NATO's Libyan operation

3rd November 2011, Comments 0 comments

The International Criminal Court ICC in The Hague is investigating possible war crimes committed by NATO forces during the operation in Libya. ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo told the UN Security Council on Wednesday in New York, that he is also looking into alleged crimes by the National Transition Council NTC.

Up to now, three arrest warrants had been issued against former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi. Gaddafi was killed shortly after his capture on 20 October.

Meanwhile Mr Moreno has contact with Saif al-Islam Kaddafi who is negotiating conditions for his surrender. Although there are also reports that supporters are trying to help him escape justice.

The Gaddafi regime accused NATO of killing innocent civilians in the bombings carried out under a UN mandate to protect civilians. NTC supporters are accused of killing and abusing black migrants. Many migrants were hired as mercenaries by Gaddafi to quash the uprising.

Russia insists that all parties in the conflict should be investigated. The Security Council asked the ICC in February to investigate war crimes in Libya.

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