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Friday
Sep092011

Interpol Issues Red Notice for Gadhafi's Arrest

Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images(LYON, France) -- The International Criminal Police Organization, better known as Interpol, issued an alert Friday for the arrest of fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, whose whereabouts remain unknown.

The organization also issued a "red notice" for Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, and the country's former director of military intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi.

Interpol said the notices were issued following a request from the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, which is seeking the three men for alleged crimes against humanity, including murder and persecution.

The red notices have been distributed to all of Interpol's 188 member states.

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Monday
Jun272011

Court to Rule on Arrest Warrant for Libya's Moammar Gadhafi

Salah Malkawi/Getty ImagesUPDATE: The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Moammar Gadhafi, his son, Saif al-Islam, and Libya's spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi.

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) -- The noose is tightening for Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

The International Criminal Court in the Hague is poised Monday to hand down an indictment for war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Libyan leader.  The court's chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, asked judges last month to issue an arrest warrant for Gadhafi, his son, Saif al-Islam, and Libya's spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, who happens to be Gadhafi's brother-in-law.

Moreno-Ocampo's office claims the trio is responsible for "widespread and systematic attacks" against the people of Libya, "including murder and persecution as crimes against humanity."

"Additionally and since the end of February, there has been an armed conflict in Libya.  In this context, there is also relevant information on the alleged commission of war crimes," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Once Gadhafi is indicted, fewer countries will be willing or able to harbor him.  Hunted, cornered and -- now with the indictment -- humiliated, he may choose to fight to the end.

It's been 100 days since the NATO bombing campaign began in Libya and while Gadhafi remains very much in control of Tripoli, the rebel forces are moving incrementally closer -- they are now just 50 miles south of the capitol.

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Monday
May162011

ICC Chief Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrant for Gadhafi

Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) -- The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court asked judges Monday to issue an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo is also seeking the arrest of Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and Libya's spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, who happens to be Gadhafi's brother-in-law.

Moreno-Ocampo's office claims the trio is responsible for "widespread and systematic attacks" against the people of Libya, "including murder and persecution as crimes against humanity."

"Additionally and since the end of February, there has been an armed conflict in Libya.  In this context, there is also relevant information on the alleged commission of war crimes," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

ICC judges will now review evidence and decide whether or not to issue the arrest warrants.

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Wednesday
Jan262011

Arrest Warrant Issued for Ousted Tunisian President

Photo Courtesy - Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images(TUNIS, Tunisia) -- Tunisia is seeking to arrest its ousted president, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, the country's justice minister announced Wednesday morning.

At a news conference, Justice Minister Lazhar Karoui Chebbi said an international arrest warrant was issued for Ben Ali.  The ousted president, who ruled Tunisia since 1987, fled to Saudi Arabia on Jan. 14 following weeks of violent protests across the country that killed dozens of people.  Demonstrations erupted over allegations of government corruption, unemployment and rising food prices.

Tunisia's prime minister, Mohamed Ghannouchi, tried to assume power after Ben Ali's departure, but protesters demanded his removal from government.  The highest legal authority in Tunisia, the Constitutional Council, then declared Parliament Speaker Fouad Mebazaa in control, with elections to be held soon.

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Tuesday
Nov302010

WikiLeaks' Assange Wanted By Interpol for 'Sex Crimes'

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(GOTHENBURG, Sweden) -- Interpol on Tuesday issued a warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for his alleged connection to sex crimes.

While no one at Interpol was available for comment, the wanted notice appears to be a Red Notice.  According to Interpol, this is not an international arrest warrant, but many countries consider a Red Notice a valid request for provisional arrest for extradition. Assange is wanted in Sweden.

Earlier Tuesday, Swedish officials said Assange had filed another appeal against the court order to detain him on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion.

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