UK blocks bid to seek arrest warrant for Israel's Livni

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Posted: Oct 06, 2011 8:42 AM
UK blocks bid to seek arrest warrant for Israel's Livni

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Director of Public Prosecutions has blocked an attempt to seek the arrest of Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni for alleged war crimes during a visit to Britain, officials said on Thursday.

An unidentified person applied to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, on Tuesday for permission to apply to a court for an arrest warrant against Livni for alleged war crimes linked to Israel's offensive against Gaza in 2008, the Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement.

Starmer denied the request, it said.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft)