Monday, June 27, 2011

The ICC must decide whether to issue an arrest warrant against Kadhafi

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday, June 27 to decide whether to issue an arrest warrant against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity committed in Libya since mid-February. The judges' decision will be made at a court in The Hague, 13 hours. It should last about an hour. In a motion filed May 16, the prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked judges to issue warrants of arrest against Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam and the head of the intelligence services Abdallah al-Sanusi.

The three men are accused by the prosecutor of murder and persecution committed by security forces on civilians since February 15, including Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata. Acts constituting crimes against humanity. Luis Moreno-Ocampo accuses Gaddafi of having personally ordered the attacks against demonstrators and suspected dissidents.

If the judges agree to the request of Mr. Moreno-Ocampo, Muammar Gaddafi will be the second head of state to be the subject of an arrest warrant from the ICC, after Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir sought for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.

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