Hague Court: Gaddafi Planned Civilian Killings

Civilian deaths weren’t just collateral in Libya’s increasingly bloody civil war, a prosecutor says: They were part of a plan set in motion by Muammar Gaddafi. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, a prosecutor with the International Criminal Court in the Hague, says he has evidence that as protests roiled Egypt and Tunisia, Gaddafi’s regime drew up plans to shoot civilians if similar demonstrations broke out in Libya. Moreno-Ocampo, who made headlines in 2008 for his controversial decision to charge Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with genocide, will present a report to the U.N. in May and is expected to seek warrants soon afterward. The ICC also wants to speak with Musa Kusa, a former Gaddafi confidant who defected over civilian deaths.