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ICC prosecutor asks for Gaddafi arrest warrant

Arab World Materials 16 May 2011 16:29
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday asked judges in The Hague to issue an arrest warrant against Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi on charges of crimes against humanity.
ICC prosecutor asks for Gaddafi arrest warrant

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday asked judges in The Hague to issue an arrest warrant against Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi on charges of crimes against humanity, DPA reported.

"The evidence shows that Moamer Gaddafi personally ordered attacks on unarmed Libyan civilians," Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told journalists in The Hague.

"The crimes are crimes against humanity," Moreno-Ocampo said, adding he was also requesting arrest warrants for one of Gaddafi's sons and another member of the regime.

In February, the United Nations Security Council authorised Moreno- Ocampo to investigate allegations of war crimes in Libya.

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