Gaddafi to answer for crimes

Gaddafi

CNN) — Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and some of his sons and closest advisers face investigation for alleged crimes against humanity, International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said today.

“I would like to use this opportunity to put them on notice,” Moreno-Ocampo said. “I want to be clear: If their troops commit crimes, they could be made criminally responsible.”

It is the first time the court will be investigating allegations as an event is ongoing.

They include allegations of security forces killing unarmed protesters, forced displacement, illegal detention and airstrikes on civilians.

Investigators will look at the most serious accusations in Libya since February 15, the prosecutor said, when demonstrations against Gaddafi ramped up.

Moreno-Ocampo provided a map showing the locations where alleged crimes may have been committed.

He cautioned, however, that he needed more time to review the evidence.

“This is the beginning of the investigation. I can give no details,” he said.

“We cannot confirm these allegations that these civilians were bombed by planes. But we have … confirmation that civilians that were demonstrating were shot by security forces.

“We interview people and we will present the evidence to the judges. The judges will decide who should be prosecuted,” he said.

But Moreno-Ocampo warned that anti-Gaddafi protesters would also be held accountable for criminal activity.

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25 Comments

  1. Ziontech
    March 4, 2011

    i say bring Mr behanzin or our beautiful country going to destruction we need him..

  2. Give Peace a Chance
    March 4, 2011

    What constitutes crime against humanity? Isn’t Israel commititng crimes against humanity by killing innocent Palestinian children? Why then no investigation is being made or charges brought against the Israel government for crime against humanity. Why are all the countries that have amassed warships and carriers around Libya’s shores don’t care about the sufferring of the Palestinian people?

    Protests have been taking place in the Middle East and North Africa since December 2010. To date Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya have seen revolutions of historical consequence, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, and Yemen have all seen major protests, and minor incidents have occurred in Kuwait, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. ere are protests in Jordon, Morroco and Bahrain.

    Libya is not the only country to have used dealy force against the protesters. 300 were killed in Egypt, 200 in Bahrain and 100 in Yemen. The reason why the concentration is on Libya is because it is the largest oil producing Nation in North Africa. Libya beware! The imperialist are only interest ed in your oil not your citizens. Tell them to save the Palestinians too.

    • Ms. chin
      March 4, 2011

      If you so like what is happening in the Middle East then you are in the wrong country. You need to
      relocate.

      • sexy girl
        March 5, 2011

        @ Give peace a chance…you are so right!!!! when i heard that news my brain screamed OOIILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Black n proud
    March 4, 2011

    To all of us giving our opinion we need to realize that behind every conflict there is situation leading to it. there are functional and dysfunctional conflict. To this problem in Lybia we need to look at this thing carefully because if u read between the lines of what is happening there are some opposition pretending to be Ghadaffi supporter killing innocent people as well as genuine pro-ghadaffi supporters. can someone give a substantial reason why the people are fighting? what is the Root of the problem? how has this protest been energize?
    The bigger picture is flashing in the face. Ghadaffi has done more humane activities than unhumane activity. If i am wrong can someone please indicate three inhumane activity that he has done then i will change my mind once it can be proven. It’s all a conspiracy for white people(so called european union) to get rid of true african people and we are so blind that we can’t see. its a global victimization towards black people then they will say this is globalization. As long as black people support the idea and utopias of of globalization without realizing that the world is being recolonize by economic and political forces we are doom. my thougt might not be accept by many but the few who has the eye to see the unseen will understand

  4. Da
    March 4, 2011

    SKERRIT TAKE NOTE AND ACT ACCORDINGLY

    • Emalie
      March 4, 2011

      DA take note and Read accordingly…U MUST LEARN TO READ AND STOP LISTEN TO IDIOT DISGRUNTLE POLITICIANS IN THE OPPOSITION THAT HAVE NO SENSE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MUCH LESS HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL RELATION POLICE….STOP LET THEM MAKE U SAY CRAP LIKE WHAT ARE SAYING NOW!!! GO READ AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS REALLY HAPPEN 4 YOURSELF IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Gaza
    March 4, 2011

    Mr Behanzin or Dominica DIE………..

  6. mouth of the south
    March 4, 2011

    thanks to mr obama,,,, since he came into power the u.s have gone into silent mode to rid the earth of corrupt leaders ha!!!! ghadaffi has shook hands n visited by obama now look,,,, bama putting him to justice,,,, so for those who like to say oh mr obama n skerro are ‘friends’,,,, i letting all u know in politics don’t have friends,,, jus mere acquaintances,,, fake smiles fake hugs n fake hand shakes lol

    • Emalie
      March 4, 2011

      FIRST TIME YOU MAKE SENSE NOW AS I ADVISE U BEFORE GO AND READ AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY OBAMA SMILED WITH GHADDAFI…LOL GO READ AND U UNDERSTAND WHY YOUR COMMENTS WAS INADEQUATE ABOUT THE VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEAD STUDENTS AND THEIR FARCE OF A PROTEST

  7. Negre Mawon
    March 4, 2011

    The people of the world a re standing up against the tyrants. People are sick and tired
    of them the world over.A new day is at hand. We in Dominica need to stand up and be counted.

    • hope
      March 4, 2011

      stupppppsssssssssssssssss.

  8. Brain Damage
    March 3, 2011

    Gaddafi and the other Dictators around the world like North Korea, Venezuela,Cuba, China etc.. think its a potato garden their parents left for them, so they do not want any one else to work the land.
    Papa Doc & Baby Doc declared themselves as president for life… but power is in the people.

    Take note Skerro…..

  9. PRAY FOR DOMINICA
    March 3, 2011

    all corrupt leaders and their advisors coming to light and will have to answer for their inadequacies. Including the Dominican god. YALL TIME IS COMING TOO

  10. observant
    March 3, 2011

    God is in charge, He throws the Mighty from their thrones, especially
    those that want to stay forever amd oppress the people and keep them hungry, no more
    the new generation will not stand for that, and the older ones fed up..watch out leaders, God is in charge
    its His world..

  11. Chiensal
    March 3, 2011

    what you mean by “why are these people fed up of bad treatment all of a sudden. someone very big is behind this unrest” ? so for their whole life they they have to be miserable? imagine there were people in egypt that are 30 years and have only known a state of emergency. is that freedom? people must get fed up eh! after all man.

  12. hail
    March 3, 2011

    from what i heard listening ot latenight radio. america is behind this uprising in east africa. americal and eaurope exploits these countries, they overthrow governments and put dictators in charge to their advantage.
    right now the china is taking advantage of thse countries natural recources too but unlike america that take and give nothing in return, china is developing these countries health system and infrastructure etc. and china don’t get involved in their politics. america will have none of this. they are the only ones tha are supposed to exploit these countries so they are slowlly kicking china out of these countriies by intigating civil unrest.

    people what is going on is so much more complicated than wht we think. if counties such as america england france etc cared about human rights don’t you thinki that bettercould be done. there is a devil who is controlling this world. it’s good againt evil. rich verses poor. GoD is comming soon please give your lif to jesus.

    • hail
      March 3, 2011

      please ask yourselves a question. why now? why are these people fed up of bad treatment all of a sudden. someone very big is behind this unrest.

      • Be prepared
        March 3, 2011

        Agreed, JESUS is coming back. It’s end of time. Lord, save me and those who call on Your Matchless name.

    • ONE LOVE
      March 3, 2011

      :lol: if you are really a believer do educate yourself about China in the revelation:

      the chinks are giving nothing:

      in Dominica for example we see them displaying their innate GREED AVARICIOUSNESS
      DISRESPECT, AGGRESSION AGAINST OUR PEOPLE, PUTTING THEIR PRISONERS ON OUR SHORES, BREAKING OUR LAWS, NOT PAYING VAT, CHEATING CUSTOMS, AND AS MATTER OF FACT I DARE GO EAT AT CHINESE RESTAURANT HERE ;

    • seen
      March 4, 2011

      while there could be some truth to what you are saying…you mentioned that Chin… dont get involved in their politics..which is untrue…they do also get involved secretly!!! on the same hand i wont be surprised if world powers are behing this!! now america considering military action in Libya?…can someone say oil??? yeah you heard right.. Iraq now LIbya…two oil …you know what!!! SMH

  13. Ms. chin
    March 3, 2011

    Gaddafi you going down you just love that seat where you sitting giving orders.

    • ONE LOVE
      March 3, 2011

      :lol: and you know WHO going down with him :mrgreen:

      • starr
        March 3, 2011

        if i wanted to stir up a talk here i’d ask if is skerro…but ill just ask who is? :-D

        • ONE LOVE
          March 4, 2011

          8-O O I soooooo love intelligent people

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