Revealed: ICC prosecutor Luis Morteno Ocampo’s link to friend of the Gadaffis
A huge leak of documents has revealed that Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), passed sensitive information to a possible war crimes suspect who was secretly paying him for advice.
Moreno Ocampo had agreed a contract worth $3m over three years to “protect” and advise an influential Libyan billionaire who had close links with the murderous regime of the late Colonel Muammar Gadaffi. Yet Moreno Ocampo had indicted Gadaffi and his son Saif al-Islam for war crimes in 2011 before leaving his job at the ICC to embark on a lucrative career in private practice.
The revelations come from a cache of 40,000 documents obtained by the French investigative website Mediapart and seen by The Sunday Times
However, his nine-year tenure drew international criticism. It failed to achieve a single conviction until two months before he left the job in 2012.
Now a leak of documents has raised questions about his subsequent dealings with a Libyan billionaire with links to the Gadaffi family, which Moreno Ocampo had investigated as ICC chief prosecutor.
The document revealed that he passed sensitive information to top government officials working the Gadaffi regime.
According to a research by the League of Justice, an allegation was made in 2008 that Mr. Moreno-Ocampo himself was guilty of sexual misconduct but was discharged by internal judges of the ICC stating that there is no proof that any such misconduct ever took place.
Another question left unanswered is before what court and under what jurisdiction and under what law would he be tried?
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