The small Muslim African country of Comoros seeks International Criminal Court investigation into the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident.
The African country of Comoros on Wednesday filed a request for the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking to overturn Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s refusal to launch a probe into Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died. One of the ships in the flotilla was sailing under a Comoros flag.
Last November Bensouda said that there would be no investigation leading to a potential prosecution because the alleged crimes, including the killing of the 10 activists by Israeli commandos, were not of “sufficient gravity.”
“The information available provides a reasonable basis to believe that war crimes were committed on board the Comorian-registered vessel the Mavi Marmara during the interception of the flotilla,” Bensouda said in a statement. Continue Reading »