The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday said Muammar Gaddafi and his close aides will be investigated for alleged crimes against humanity.
Speaking at a press conference in The Hague, the Netherlands, Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he would investigate claims that peaceful rallies had been attacked by forces loyal to the Libyan leader.
"We have identified some individuals with de facto or formal authority, who have authority over the security forces," that have clamped down on a rebellion that started on February 15, he said. "They are Muammar Gaddafi, his inner circle, including some of his sons," he said, and vowed there would be "no impunity in Libya".
The prosecutor also listed individuals including the Libyan leader's head of personal security, and the head of the external security forces. According to him, opposition forces would also be investigated.