Interpol issues arrest warrants for Gadhafi, two others
September 9th, 2011
06:37 AM ET

Interpol issues arrest warrants for Gadhafi, two others

Interpol has issued Red Notice arrest warrants for fallen Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who is wanted for alleged crimes against humanity.

Red Notices were also issued against Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, and his brother-in-law, Abdullah Al-Senussi, who served as the regime's intelligence chief. They are also wanted for alleged killings and persecution in the Libyan uprising that erupted in February.

A Red Notice allows Interpol, the international police agency, to widely circulate arrest warrants with an intention to extradite suspects to the criminal court.

"Moammar Gadhafi is a fugitive whose country of nationality and the International Criminal Court want arrested and held accountable for the serious criminal charges that have been brought against him," said Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble.

The request "will significantly restrict the ability of all three men to cross international borders and is a powerful tool to help in their location and arrest."

A senior U.S. official said this week the U.S. does not know where Gadhafi is and U.S. official don't think Libyan rebel leaders know either.

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  1. Yeddo

    What's the difference between the ICC and Interpol? Cuz I don't know. Thanks.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      The relationships is like a court house and sheriffs dpt, xcept international.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. tim

    I heard they issued one for trolls.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. C

    What kind of people actually write these articles? They must be teens doing this for a school project. Interpol does issue red notices, but THEY DO NOT ISSUE ARREST WARRANTS. Articles like this really do make us look stupid to the entire World.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • I could be wrong..

      There are apparently two types of red notices. According to the Interpol website, "These red notices allow the warrant to be circulated worldwide with the request that the wanted person be arrested with a view to extradition.

      A distinction is drawn between two types of red notice: the first type is based on an arrest warrant and is issued for a person wanted for prosecution; the second type is based on a court decision for a person wanted to serve a sentence."

      So.. from what I have read.. they do indeed issue arrest warrants.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. The Explainer

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an international judicial body (court system, with judges and prosecutors) where people who are suspected of certain types of crimes may be prosecuted and if found guilty sentenced. The Interpol is an international police organization that facilitates the cooperation of police across national borders.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. tim

    I dont think ICC can actually enforce any rulings though. If they decide someone is guilty, all they can do is recommend countries go by their decision, placing the convicted person in jail, etc. The country where this person is can just ignore the ICC rulings. They have no actual power without the cooperation of countrys governments.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bob

    Thank God it has finally b issue that man shld hv been arrested for Long and his spokeman, his children shld also b arrested, they hv waisted generations of libyans and kill many tribes it is animalistics for one person to claim he own a nation,or without him being d president it a do or die,nw it has been issue arrest warrant he shld tell d world nw who own Libya.freedom at last for my fellow libyan brothers free atlast, may d almighty God grant d innocent souls who were kill eternal rest ,Godbless d people of Libya

    September 9, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Such is to be expected from someone like you with your obvious limitations! You ignoramuses seem to come out of the woodwork! It's killer Obama who needs to be arrested as he has far more blood on his hands than Qaddaffy does!!!

      September 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Explainer

    Tim is correct in stating that the ICC doesn't have the direct power to enforce its rulings. It needs to rely on the cooperation of the government of the country where a convicted person is located. Furthermore, many major countries (including the USA, China, Russia, Israel, and Turkey) are not yet even members of the ICC.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |

    i bet seven segal could catch him and arrest him...

    September 9, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |

      But first, he needs to catch Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy and bring these thugs to justice and dealt with appropriately since they do the lion's share of all the needless killing anyway!!!

      September 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cigarman

    Thats great,that arrest warrants have been issued. When are they going to issue arrest warrants for Bush, Chaney, Rove and the rest of those War Criminals in that administration?

    September 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bigwilliestyles

    How about US arrest warrants for those murderous cops in Fuller ton, CA?

    September 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |