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Article published the Monday 30 May 2011 - Latest update : Monday 30 May 2011

French lawyers to file Libya lawsuit against Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Reuters

By RFI

Two French lawyers said Monday that they will launch legal proceedings against French President Nicolas Sarkozy for crimes against humanity over the Nato-led military campaign in Libya.

Jacques Vergès and Roland Dumas have offered to represent families of victims of the Nato bombing campaign, Libyan justice official Ibrahim Boukhzam told reporters.

Speaking during a two day visit to Libya, Vergès, who in the past has represented Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Carlos the Jackal, decried a “French state led by hoodlums and killers”.

Dumas, a former socialist minister, called the Nato mission “a brutal assault against a sovereign country,” and said he was ready to defend Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi if he was ever brought before the International Criminal Court.

Sarkozy announced the launch of military action in Libya on 19 March as Kadhafi’s forces threatened the rebel-held city of Benghazi.

 

tags: France - Libya - Military - Moamer Kadhafi - Nato - Nicolas Sarkozy
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Nous voudrions voir Sarkozi devant International Criminal Court pour le crime contre humanité y compris Georges Bush et Tony Blair, 3 personnes qui ont contribué à la destruction du monde.

World destruction by J. P. Makada

Ah! The world is destroyed??????
What about: Bin Laden, Gaddafi, Robert Mugawe, King Abdullah, Saparmurat Nigazow, Seyed Ali Khamanei,Islam Karimow, Alexandro Likaschenko, Omar al Bashir, general Than Shwe, Kim Jong II, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Ahmadinedschad, Lagesse Meles Zenawi, Isayas Afewerki, king Msdwati III.

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