Why the world’s most powerful prosecutor should resign

By Joshua Rozenberg

The story began nearly two years ago when Christian Palme, 56, a media spokesman in the prosecutor’s office, submitted an internal staff complaint alleging that Mr Moreno-Ocampo had engaged in “improper conduct” with a female journalist from South Africa while on an official mission to the country. Mr Palme claimed that the prosecutor “had taken that journalist’s car keys and would not return them to her unless she agreed to sexual intercourse”.

According to the whistle-blower, Mr Moreno-Ocampo had “committed serious misconduct … by committing the crime of rape, or sexual assault, or sexual coercion, or sexual abuse”.

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