ICC probes into Central African Republic

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced an investigation into alleged crimes, most notably widespread rape, committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002 and 2003.

“My Office has carefully reviewed information from a range of sources. We believe that grave crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the Court were committed in the Central African Republic,” said ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo.

Moreno-Ocampo continued, “We will conduct our own independent investigation, gather evidence, and prosecute the individuals who are most responsible.”