ICC requests arrest warrants for Gadhafi, two others
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi seen on Libyan state TV last week.
May 16th, 2011
07:41 AM ET

ICC requests arrest warrants for Gadhafi, two others

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday requested arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his brother-in-law, saying there is evidence Gadhafi has committed crimes against humanity in his efforts to maintain hold over the country in a months-long battle.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo said his office "gathered direct evidence about orders issued by Moammar Gadhafi himself, direct evidence of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi organizing the recruitment of mercenaries and direct evidence of the participation of (Abdullah) al-Sanussi in the attacks against demonstrators." Al-Sanussi, the brother-in-law, is Gadhafi's head of intelligence and chief enforcer.

"The evidence shows that civilians were attacked in their homes; demonstrations were repressed using live ammunition; heavy artillery was used against participants in funeral processions, and snipers placed to kill those leaving the mosques after the prayers," Moreno-Ocampo said in a statement.

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  1. Linari

    Do you even KNOW what you're blathering on about, Fake Cesar? Pick a party, any party.

    RUFFNUTT is back from vacation, so you can start answering yourself by using his name to agree with your post below.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    @fake Cesar 1:23: Make like a tree and leave. @Linari: Thank you for spotting that disgusting political troll.

    May 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. George Patton

    Why do people consider those bozoes on the Seal Team 6 heroes anyway? They could have just as easily taken this purported Ussama bin Laden alive and brought him back to stand trial,but they didn't. Just why was that? And I don't want any those stupid Tea Party answers,either!!!

    May 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HelenHull102951

    Why bother with arrest warrents and going thru all the trouble as far as court dates and numeruos trails and retrials and then having the world or their country or ours supporting this crazy loonitic death-row for the next 20plus years, just call in the U.SSpeical Forces and give him the samething Osama got!! He deserves it anyway...

    May 17, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. HelenHull102951

    Hey Patton, you're an IDIOT for wanting to take Osama alive! You must enjoy supporting criminals and animals like this on death-row for years, saying goes live by the sword-die by the sword...

    May 17, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Wrong Helen,I certainly support neither Barack Obama nor George W.Bush who happen to be the worst criminals on this very planet! Besides,how do you know that was even the true Ussama bin Laden they murdered? For all we know,that could have just been a bin Laden look alike to cover up his true death by natural causes.

      May 17, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. D Grant

    And why isn't George Bush and his cohorts not arrested?

    May 17, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. planet x

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://nopolicestate.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt_29.html

    May 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
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