Monday, May 16, 2011

Arrest Warrant For Gaddafi Requested From International Criminal Court

An arrest warrant has not yet been issued by the ICC, instead it has been requested. This makes sense of course, because not only are we not at war in Libya, we are not participating in a limited time, limited scope, kinetic military action. Nope, we are instead participating in a very large scale police raid to apprehend a criminal. The warrant is on the way maybe, hopefully for sure...

"The apparent missile attack came on the same day that prosecutors at the International Criminal Court requested arrest warrants for the Libyan leader, his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi, saying all three had committed crimes against humanity in the killings of Libyan protesters over the past three months.

The request, accompanied by a 74-page dossier detailing the alleged crimes, was bolstered by information from “high-level officials in Gaddafi’s regime” who contacted The Hague in the past week, prosecutors said.
The arrest warrants, which still need to be approved by the court, would mean that the three officials could be arrested in any United Nations member country. But a warrant is not a guarantee that a wanted official would be detained.

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