UK Daily Mail
December 17, 2011
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has said there are ‘serious suspicions’ that the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a war crime.
Luis Moreno Ocampo said he sent a letter to the head of the National Transitional Council asking what the new government’s plans are to investigate alleged war crimes by all parties, including the rebels.
The uprising against Gaddafi’s 42-year rule erupted in February, quickly escalated into civil war, and ended in October with Gaddafi’s capture and death in unclear circumstances.
Witness accounts and video taken of the deposed dictator after his capture by rebel fighters show that he was beaten and abused by his captors, and there were strong indications he was killed in custody.