Interpol issues arrest notice for Gaddafi, son
Lyon, Sep 9: World police body Interpol today called for the arrest of fugitive former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for his alleged crimes against humanity, following a request by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Interpol said it had issued a "red notice" for the arrest of Gaddafi, his son Seif al-Islam and his intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, one day after ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked for the agency's help.
Interpol asked its 188 member countries "to take all measures consistent with their national laws to help the ICC locate and apprehend Gaddafi."
The "request for Interpol Red Notices 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," Interpol chief Ronald Noble said.
"Gaddafi 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," the secretary general said.
A red notice by the international police co-operation agency, which is based in the central French city of Lyon, seeks the arrest for an extradition or surrender of a person to an international court based on an arrest warrant.
In June, ICC judges issued arrest warrants against Gaddafi, 69, Seif al-Islam, 39, and Senussi, 62, for "crimes against humanity" by troops under their orders, using "lethal force" to quell the uprising against his regime.
Gaddafi, who had ruled Libya with an iron fist since 1969, "had absolute, ultimate and unquestioned control over the Libyan state apparatus of power, including the security forces," the ICC said in a court document.
His son Seif al-Islam "the most influential person within his inner circle" is his de facto prime minister, the court added. AFP
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