Libyans might face international justice: France
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 18:15
Paris: France says Libya's regime might have to face international justice for its brutal crackdown on protesters.

France has been pushing for European Union sanctions against Moammar Gadhafi's regime. The French Foreign Ministry says the fierce crackdown "may constitute crimes against humanity."

The ministry said Thursday in a statement that "all options should be studied, including bringing the case before the international justice system."

French Defense Minister Alain Juppe says it is also worth considering the creation of a no-fly zone over Libya. But he says the option of a foreign military intervention is not currently on the table.

Juppe says he strongly hopes that "Gaddafi is in his final moments as chief of state."

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 18:15

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