IC Court issues warrant to arrest Gaddafi

IC Court issues warrant to arrest Gaddafi

The Hague : Netherlands | Jun 27, 2011 at 8:27 AM PDT
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The Hague, June 27, 2011

The much anticipated warrant to arrest Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was issued today (June 27) by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The Hague-based Court issued two further warrants for the arrest of Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam and his intelligence chief Abdulla al-Sanussi, a press release issued by the ICC said.

The trio is accused of crimes against humanity by persecution.

The warrant issuing body, Pre-Trial Chamber I, was presided by Judge Sanji Mmasenono.

The United Nations Security Council had referred the Libyan situation to the ICC Chief Prosecutor by resolution last February.

The warrants relate to the three accused's criminal activities ‘from 15 February 2011 until at least 28 February', the press release said.

While United Kingdom Foreign Minister William Hague welcomed the warrants, Libyan authorities had said earlier that they did not recognize the ICC.

Meanwhile, BBC reported that people in the city of Misrata in Libya were celebrating the news.

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