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ICC Prosecutor Asked George Clooney to Spy on Gadhafi

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By    |   Monday, 09 October 2017 01:33 PM

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court asked Hollywood actor George Clooney for his help gathering evidence of atrocities in Libya during the 2011 civil war, The Sunday Times reports.

Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo contacted Clooney, who co-founded a project that keeps commercial satellites above South Sudan to monitor for war crimes, for his help in monitoring Colonel Muammar Gadhafi's regime, according to information gained from 40,000 documents provided to the Times by French investigative site Madiapart.

Ocampo reportedly asked Clooney "to put pressure on Gadhafi generals," but the actor declined, saying the satellite was not "sophisticated enough."

Ocampo also kept in contact with Pamela Omidyar, who founded the self-described "philanthropic investment firm" the Omidyar Network with her husband Pierre, the founder of eBay. His conversations with her concerning the views of two African leaders on the arrest of a Congolese warlord is under investigation by the ICC for possibly confidentiality violations.

The prosecutor also invited actor Sean Penn to Sudan to attend a UN security council meeting. The two arranged to meet in a New York hotel, where Ocampo told Penn he was considering starting an investigation into Palestinian territories.

Penn responded, "While you make the decision on Palestine, I'm embroiled in a decision of weather [sic] or not to go to get a steam in the hotel spa. Which is to say . . . I am very flexible today and tonight."

Neither Clooney nor Omidyar responded to the Times' request for comment.

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The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court asked Hollywood actor George Clooney for his help gathering evidence of atrocities in Libya during the 2011 civil war, The Sunday Times reports.
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