Report: ICC contacted celebrities to arrest war criminals

According to leaked documents, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague contacted celebrities in order to help locate war criminals around the world including Joseph Kony and Muammar Gaddafi.
Pitt (left) and Clooney (right) Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Today (Sunday), it was revealed that the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague contacted celebrities in order to help locate war criminals around the world. According to the Sunday Times, the ICC reached out to actors Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn and George Clooney.

According to the report, leaked documents from within the ICC indicate that ICC Prosecutor at the time Luis Moreno Ocampo contacted the celebrities to recruit their assistance in the investigation of war crimes. In one correspondence, Ocampo contacted Clooney to assist with an investigation against former Libyan Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi. At the time, the movie star just founded a project that flew commercial satellites over South Sudan to collect information on war crimes.

Brangelina Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

According to another document, Ocampo enlisted the help of ‘Brangelina’ to arrest Ugandan war lord Joseph Kony. According to the plan, they were supposed to honey trap Kony by inviting him to dinner. “Forget other celebrities, she is the one,” Ocampo wrote. “She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad will go also.”

ICC Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News


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