09 Jun '11, 2am

Gaddafi ordered mass rape as a war tool, and gave soldiers sex drugs so they would attack women

THE HAGUE - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has said that Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi ordered mass rapes and bought containers of sex drugs for troops to attack women. Mr Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he may ask for a new charge of mass rape to be made against Colonel Gaddafi following the new evidence. He told reporters at the United Nations headquarters in New York that he had collected evidence suggesting the Libyan leader had decided to punish women by using rape as a weapon in the hope that it would instil fear and curb dissent. The chief prosecutor is expecting a decision from judges within days on his request for crimes against humanity charges against Col Gaddafi. "Now we are getting some information that Gaddafi himself decided to rape, and this is new," Mr Moreno-Ocampo said. He said there were reports of hundreds of women attacked in some areas o...

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