Gaddafi regime denies charges of Libyan war crimes

A Libyan diplomat said the government is "the victim of a widespread aggression".

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011, 13:09 PM IST

Geneva: Muammar Gaddafi`s government has denied accusations that Libyan government forces committed crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Libyan diplomat Mustafa Shaban said on Thursday the government is "the victim of a widespread aggression" and blamed the news media, opposition and African and foreign mercenaries for human rights violations and even "acts of cannibalism”.

Shaban told the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council that Gaddafi`s government would turn over evidence it has obtained.
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said on Wednesday he is investigating whether Gaddafi provided Viagra to Libyan soldiers to promote rape. And a UN panel said last week its investigators found evidence that government forces committed murder, torture and sexual abuses.

Bureau Report