Libya: Attacks against Misratah residents point to war crimes

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May 5, 2011

Libya: Attacks against Misratah residents point to war crimes

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Amnesty International called on the international community to support the international investigations into human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law in Libya, in particular the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Commission of Inquiry established by the UN Human Rights Council.

On 4 May, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told the UN Security Council that he will ask ICC judges to issue arrest warrants against three individuals for crimes against humanity committed in Libya.

"The people of Misratah have had nowhere to turn for safety or support in recent months," said Donatella Rovera.

"The international community must give all possible support  - financial, legal and practical - to those bodies trying to bring to justice those responsible for possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Misratah and elsewhere in Libya."