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Gadhafi regime denies charges of Libyan war crimes

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Posted: Jun 09, 2011 7:31 AM
Gadhafi regime denies charges of Libyan war crimes

Moammar Gadhafi's government has denied accusations that Libyan government forces committed crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Libyan diplomat Mustafa Shaban said Thursday the government is "the victim of a widespread aggression" and blamed the news media, opposition and African and foreign mercenaries for human rights violations and even "acts of cannibalism."

Shaban told the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council that Gadhafi's government would turn over evidence it has obtained.

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Wednesday he is investigating whether Gadhafi provided Viagra to Libyan soldiers to promote rape. And a U.N. panel said last week its investigators found evidence that government forces committed murder, torture and sexual abuses.