30 May '11, 5am

[CNA] French lawyers plan Libya lawsuit against Sarkozy

[CNA] French lawyers plan Libya lawsuit against Sarkozy

TRIPOLI: Two French lawyers said they planned to initiate legal proceedings against French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday for crimes against humanity over the NATO-led military campaign in Libya. A Libyan justice ministry official Ibrahim Boukhzam told reporters in Tripoli that Jacques Verges and Roland Dumas had offered to represent families he said were victims of the NATO bombing campaign. "The two lawyers are going to file a complaint in the French courts in the name of the Libyan families," Boukhzam said, at a press conference on Sunday attended by 30 representatives of the families. Verges, whose past clients include Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Carlos the Jackal, denounced a "French state led by hoodlums and killers. "We are going to break the wall of silence," he added. Dumas, a former socialist minister, said the NATO mission, which was meant to protect...

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