ICC Accuses Gaddhafi of Promoting Policy of Rape

Friday, June 10, 2011

The International Criminal Court says there is evidence that Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddhafi may have distributed a Viagra-like drug to Libyan troops as part of an official policy of rape. This comes after a UN panel said its investigators found evidence that hundreds of women have been raped by pro-Gaddhafi forces. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing accusations of rape—back in March, Iman al-Obeidi made global headlines after she stormed a hotel in Tripoli, telling international reporters she had been sexually assaulted by Gaddhafi forces.

We talk with Lara Setrakian, correspondent for ABC News and Bloomberg Television, who's reporting on this story from Libya and speaking with some of the alleged rape victims.


Lara Setrakian

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

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