Show News June 9, 2011
Gadhafi Investigated For Using Rape As Weapon

First, he was accused of attacking his own people during the anti-government uprising a few months ago. Now, there are allegations Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi ordered the rape of hundreds of Libyan women as a weapon against rebel forces.

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says he's also investigating whether Gadhafi's soldiers were given medication such as Viagra to enhance their sex drive. Moreno-Ocampo says it appears Gadhafi was out to punish women, hoping it would create fear and silence any opposition to his regime.

At the same time, Ottawa has revealed the cost of Canada's military mission in Libya: $26 million so far. Defence Minister Peter MacKay says parliament will be asked to vote June 15 on whether to extend the mission until the end of September. If parliament votes yes, it would push the total cost of the mission to about $60 million.



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