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  11/9/2011, Cheshvan 12, 5772

ICC May Bring Rape Charges on Libyan Figures


The International Criminal Court prosecutor said on Wednesday he was considering more charges against Muammar Gaddafi's spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, and others suspected of involvement in hundreds of rapes in Libya during this year's conflict.

The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) has already indicted Senussi on charges of crimes against humanity and other war crimes.

ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he was close to completing an investigation on the use of rape by Gaddafi's forces to persecute their enemies as they battled an eight-month insurgency.

"I am finishing the rapes investigation, we will see if there are new charges for the same people, or for new people," he told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference in The Hague.