War crimes investigators claim to have evidence linking Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi to a policy of raping women who oppose his regime.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor alleges that Libya had bought anti-impotence drugs to facilitate the policy.
And he said he had information that Gaddafi had personally authorised the practice.
Luis Moreno Ocampo told a news conference “Viagra-type medicaments (drugs) show the policy. They were buying containers with products to enhance the possibility to rape women.”
In March this year a Libyan woman made headlines by declaring before the world’s media in Tripoli that she had been gang raped by Gaddafi’s troops.
Iman al-Obeidi was bundled away by plainclothes police and detained before fleeing the country.
UN prosecutors are now considering new war-crimes charges against Gaddafi specifically relating to a policy of mass rape.