ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Gadhafi

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Posted: Jun 27, 2011 9:08 AM
ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Gadhafi
THE HAGUE, Netherlands—The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for alleged crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power.

Judges announced that Mr. Gadhafi is wanted for orchestrating the killing, injuring, arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of civilians during the first 12 days of an uprising to topple him from power after more than four decades, and for trying to cover up the alleged crimes.

Presiding judge Sanji Monageng of Botswana said Monday there were "reasonable grounds to believe'' that Mr. Gadhafi and his son are both "criminally responsible as indirect co-perpetrators" for the murder and persecution of civilians.