Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

ICC Briefed By Libyan Rebels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The International Criminal Court, noting it had warrants out for many Gadhafi regime officials, said Monday it had been briefed by Libyan rebel forces.

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court requested that judges issue an arrest warrant for Moammar Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and the country’s intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Sanousi, for alleged crimes against humanity committed in Libya since February.

The U.N. Security Council referred Libya to the ICC in February and sanctioned military force to protect civilians from attacks by forces loyal to Gadhafi.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he had evidence that civilians were attacked in their homes, demonstrators were fired on with live ammunition and snipers were used to kill those leaving mosques after prayers.

With Libyan rebels controlling much of Tripoli, Moreno-Ocampo said Monday he was briefed on the latest developments by members of the rebel-backed Transitional National Council. He said the TNC was working to establish control in the country and prevent further attacks against civilians.

“The prosecutor is committed to support such efforts, by pursuing his mandate to investigate and prosecute cases to contribute to the prevention of the crimes under the jurisdiction of the court,” the court said in a Monday statement.

The prosecutor said crimes committed in Libya were some of the most grievous crimes imaginable.

“That is why the U.N. Security Council referred the situation to the International Criminal Court in February 2011,” he said in a statement.

Rebel forces reportedly have all of Gadhafi’s sons in custody. The whereabouts of other top officials, including Gadhafi, was unknown.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “ICC Briefed By Libyan Rebels”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.