Gaddafi Faces Charges For Using Rape As A Weapon
“Now we are getting some information that Gaddafi himself decided to rape, and this is new," said Moreno-Ocampo.
A decision from judges on the request to charge the Libyan leader with crimes against humanity is expected within days.
“We had doubts at the beginning but now we are more convinced that he decided to punish using rapes,” Moreno-Ocampo told reporters.
Allegations of abuse and rape emerged from Libya where NATO leaders have vowed to oust Gaddafi and his government.
In March a Libyan woman, Eman Al-Obeidy, grabbed international attention after she attempted to tell foreign journalists staying at a Tripoli hotel that she had been beaten and raped for two days by 15 men from Muammar Gaddafi’s military. Al-Obeidy fled to Qatar but was deported by authorities there and sent back to Bengahazi earlier this month. She is now recovering at a refugee facility in Romania.