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War crimes prosecutors seek Gadhafi's arrest

War crimes prosecutors seek Gadhafi's arrest

The International Criminal Court prosecutor has asked judges to issue an arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two other senior members of his embattled regime for crimes against humanity, accusing them of deliberately targeting civilians in their crackdown against rebels.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo says Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and intelligence chief Abdullah Al Sanousi ordered, planned and participated in illegal attacks.
He said Monday Gadhafi's forces attacked civilians in their homes, shot at demonstrators, shelled funeral processions and deployed snipers to kill people leaving mosques.
Judges must now evaluate the evidence before deciding whether to confirm the charges and issue international arrest warrants.


Updated : 2021-04-18 02:08 GMT+08:00