Gaddafi planned civilian killings, Hague court says

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By Angus MacSwan

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 5 (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court has evidence Muammar Gaddafi's government planned to put down protests by killing civilians before the uprising in Libya broke out, the ICC's prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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