Monday, June 27, 2011

International court issues Gaddafi arrest warrant

NEW YORK — Judges from the International Criminal Court on Monday issued a warrant for the arrest of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, his son and a top military intelligence chief, calling for them to to stand trial for crimes against humanity in connection with a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters this year.

The three-judge pretrial chamber ruled that ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had established “reasonable grounds” to charge Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi, the chief of military intelligence, with the murder and persecution of hundreds of Libyan civilians since the government began suppressing public protests Feb. 15.

In issuing the ruling, Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng said there was sufficient evidence to believe that the three Libyans “have committed the crimes alleged by the prosecutor” and that “their arrest appears necessary” to ensure they appear before the Hague-based court and to prevent them from continuing further crimes against the Libyan population.
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The Archer of the Forest said...

The minute the ICC actually convicts a single person for war crimes, I'll take these warrants seriously. Until then, I've give Barney his bullet.

Ingemar said...

Momar Gadafi (No one knows how to spell his name in English, so I don't care) is guilty of being the guy that the Euros and Americans wanted to pick on. Nothing more. If this is about human rights we could have/should have gone to war with Saudi Arabia but we all know that ain't gonna happen.