Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gadhafi's daughter denounces NATO for war crimes

Aicha al-Gaddafi, Libyan leader's daughter has filed a complaint in Belgium against NATO on the grounds that the organization committed war crimes by bombing civilians in Tripoli, according to Belgian media published today. The lawsuit brought by Aïcha al-Gaddafi at the Belgian Federal Court and the Court of Brussels also intends to cancel the blocking of assets of the Libyan regime that the European Union (EU) decided to impose Muammar al-Gaddafi Executive, reports on its website Belgian public broadcaster RTBF.

The central fact of the complaint is carried out the bombing by NATO on April 30 over Tripoli, which according to the regime libiomurieron the youngest son of Gaddafi, Seif al-Arab, 29, and three of their grandchildren and other relatives and neighbors of the family. Lawyers for the daughter of Gaddafi considers that the decision of the allies of targeting a civilian population constitutes a "war crime", said one of the lawyers was quoted by the RTBF.

Resolution 1973 the Security Council authorized the UN to NATO to take military measures to protect the Libyan population, but does not cover that can attack civilians even in event of war, according to lawyers, who believe that the attack was deliberate. The complaint pointed out as responsible for the actions of NATO, which has its headquarters in Brussels, so that the lawyers believe that the Belgian courts jurisdiction to adjudicate the case.

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