Slain dictator Col. Muammar Qaddafi (Getty Images)
Slain dictator Col. Muammar Qaddafi (Getty Images)

The Daily Mail is reporting that the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has expressed serious concern that the death of Col. Muammar Qaddafi was a war crime.


From the Daily Mail:

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.

Mr. Moreno Ocampo said: 'The death of Muammar Gaddafi is one of the issues to be clarified — what happened — because there are serious suspicions that it was a war crime.'

What do you think? Was Qaddafi's death a war crime?

Read more at the Daily Mail.

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