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Qaddafi May Be Charged With Systematic Rape, Prosecutor Says

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said he’s gathering evidence that may lead to charging Libya leader Muammar Qaddafi with ordering the systematic rape of women considered enemies of his regime.

“This is new,” Argentine lawyer Luis Moreno-Ocampo told reporters today at the United Nations in New York. “We are getting information that Qaddafi himself decided to rape. This was never a pattern he used to control the population.”