Luis Moreno-Ocampo
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Libya: ICC seeks arrest warrant for Colonel Gaddafi

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor is seeking the arrest of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and two others for crimes against humanity.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Col Gaddafi, his son, Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi bore the greatest responsibility for "widespread and systematic attacks" on civilians.

ICC judges must still decide whether to issue warrants for their arrest.

The Libyan government has already said it will ignore the announcement.

  • 16 May 2011
  • From the section Africa
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