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. Joey

    I don't think that Gadhafi will ever be in a courtroom as a defendant.
    He is tough. Were his religion Wotanism, I would know that he does not want to die a "straw death."

    May 16, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ceaser

    I have several warrants. But they aren't really doing anything..

    May 16, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ceaser

    I have several warrants. But they aren't really doing anything about it..

    May 16, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    GOOD mourning guys...

    May 16, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Tired of those pesky rodent trolls. Tired of having your S/N hi-jacked? Get "Miracle Troll Repellent," only $19.99 at all Wal-Marts and participating hardware stores.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. HelenHull102951

    Gadafi should not see a courtroom, just call SEAL TEAM 6!! Tbey should be giving orders to eliminate thepiece of crap with extreme predijust...

    May 16, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Just a matter of time.. I kinda hope they get him alive so he doesn't get to die in libya

      May 16, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Helen: I agree with you, baby doll.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    AHH..he'll die of old age before he sees justice...

    May 16, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Riff*Raff

    Even staying barricaded in your home is not safe in this country. Funerals and prayers are not safe activities for these poor people. All in the name of power. Or is it fear? We can't even blame this one on religion.

    May 16, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. Teen Age Mutant Rodent - Bung Super/Fighters

    We love Wall-Mart ! Thats where we get all our Rodent superfighting supplies .

    May 16, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. ICC

    Sorry about not requesting warrants for Usama Bin Laden. (shrug)

    May 16, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Linari

    Getting kind of old there, sport.

    May 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ANDRE HIMES

    The white feminists and those whites who a long history of embracing white supremacy will soon discover it will not easy to get rid of ANDRE HIMES. Neither SATAN (THE KING OF BOTH THE ANTEBELLUM AND HIPHOP NATION) nor will demon rulers of this world will be surprise by andre himes miraculous survival in the future since by looking at andre forehead they knew the white feminists and those whites who a long history of embracing white supremacy did not know. Under racial profiling many BLACK AMERIACNS were arrested and were either martyred within the prison system by other black hiphop inmates or were deported to africa where many of them were buried there and were buried in mass graves in the sudan and in the congo.

    May 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    NUKE ISLAM NOW!

    May 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Why can't these stupid Tea Partiers use their own names instead of trolling the rest of us if they want to post their idiotic statements here? As for Mohammar Qadaffy,it would be quite ludicrous to put him on trial for what Barack Obama himself is ten times guiltier of doing. But then again,history is most often written by the victors and they dictate the aftermath,sadly enough!

      May 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Linari

    Why don't you start by using your own name, Fake Cesar?

    Lead by example.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
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