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Interpol issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

2011-09-09 12:26

Paris - Interpol has issued arrest warrants for Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, it said in a statement on Friday.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor had made the request to the Lyon-based police organisation on Thursday.

"As far as Interpol's general secretariat headquarters is concerned, Muammar Gaddafi is a fugitive whose country of nationality and the ICC want arrested and held accountable for the serious criminal charges that have been brought against him," said Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble.

The ICC issued arrest warrants in June for all three for crimes against humanity.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he wants Interpol to issue a red notice to arrest Muammar Gaddafi for the alleged crimes against humanity of murder and persecution.

Comments
  • Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-09 12:33

    Well done interpol - good to see some people with backbone standing up to this dictatorial monster!

      Jack - 2011-09-09 12:40

      @Thandiwe. Great stuff there. Just because he is African doesn't mean he should get away with oppressing his people. Like any continent, Africa has had great leader and very poor leaders. The worst of these should be prosecuted under international law. It's time bodies like the AU laid down firm rules on human rights, and firm steps on how to bring dictators to book.

      pitchblack - 2011-09-09 12:49

      Thandiwe83 you're an embrassment...please stop commenting. I have a very low tolorence for stupid comments.

      Felix - 2011-09-09 12:53

      @bitchblack must be painfull reading your own comments when you type.

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-09 12:53

      @pitchblack. The man shelled and bombed his own people - please explain how this was a good act? SA voted for the no fly zone. The only concern I have is that France have got massive oil rights out of the rebels, but as I understand it the U.N. are looking into the claim.

      IC1 - 2011-09-09 12:54

      OMG Pitchblack, you are an A-hole of note. Good on you Thandiwe83

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-09 12:56

      @Pitchblack - why would you want to protect a monster anyway? The man is depraved. Of course there are more monsters in the world, and it is suspicious that it is only monsters with oil that get toppled, but he is a monster nonetheless. Burma, North Korea, Zim also have anti-democratic monsters leading their countries down the road to destruction, poverty, rampant inflation etc!

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-09 13:00

      @pitchblack: I am guessing you would have been against allied intervention in Europe in 1939?! Lol - you have no morality and you empathise with criminals!

      WhiteEagle - 2011-09-09 13:02

      @pitchblack why is Thandiwe83 an embraressement? because she does not support dictotors? you are the embraressement, I suggest you go learn how to spell before passing idiotic comments, Idiot.

      G.du Plessis - 2011-09-09 13:05

      @White Eagle: What is a dictotar? You could also do with a spelling lesson!

      Succubus - 2011-09-09 13:13

      pitchblack, I don't know if you've noticed, but nobody really cares very much about your tolerance for anything.

      Francois - 2011-09-09 13:16

      I think Zuma and Mbeki are glad that Selebi is not head of Interpol anymore. Now that would have been a conundrum of note!

      WhiteEagle - 2011-09-09 13:18

      @G du plessis, Oops!"o wise one" simply key error unlike pitchblack which is a spelling mistake....serves me right.

      tommy 2 - 2011-09-09 13:21

      ,@ thandiwe, My lost African flower. You will not be able to bloom,to your full potential. If you do not remove the weeds,shackles from your roots. Abstain from that way of thinking,oh you might be lost for good.

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-09 13:25

      @Tommy. I am thinking for myself and I have acknowledged the weaknesses of France and others. NATO have a lot to answer for the last ten years, but I feel Gaddafi is the greater evil - OBVIOUSLY!

      letsee - 2011-09-09 13:28

      I would like to know what pitchblack has to say. Is Gaddafi the sort of leader that deserves to be praised? Would you feel safe if you were a Libyan and oppose Gaddafi?

      BalaJ - 2011-09-09 13:29

      Its a good thing, then we have to ask our selves, couldn't AU has done something before anyone has a problem. its really a pity that Zim does not have what west want.

      Succubus - 2011-09-09 13:31

      Thandiwe83, you are living proof that this continent is evolving and advancing. With a nation built out of your kind, there are no limits to how high Africa may rise above all other nations. You are one of the leaders who will build and develop this country and the continent. I would follow and serve you any day!

      tommy 2 - 2011-09-09 13:47

      @Thandiwe, If that is your final answer,and if i cannot change your mind......... I will still come and nurture the soil you rose from.......... Go well my African flower.

      Shistirrer - 2011-09-09 13:59

      @pitchblack, your low tolerance for stupid comments certainly didn't stop you from making one. Do you have a low tolerance for intelligent replies as well? By the way, what is an "embrassment"? A brass ornament?

      Humpme Dumpm - 2011-09-09 15:36

      @G du Plessie.....you too bud.......check your spelling too!!

      Captainmorgan - 2011-09-09 20:17

      It is not a question of "well done Interpol" , it is that he has served his purpose in the eyes of the major western powers so it is ok to eliminate him . The west will now lick the backsides of the new Libyan leaders to satisfy their (western) greedy needs.

  • arthur.amgen - 2011-09-09 12:34

    ".. for crimes against humanity, murder and persecution." ..... Good. Another Dictator taken out. Now for Mugabe who has murdered hundreds of thousands of his own people.

      Illuminated - 2011-09-09 13:49

      yes then we can move on to george bush senior, bill clinton, george bush junior, obama and tony blair...

      slg - 2011-09-09 15:30

      Illuminated, you're still un-illuminated. Get your facts straight.

      Humpme Dumpm - 2011-09-09 15:41

      @slg......he is partly right.....I don't classify Obama in that catagory.....but I do the others. They sell themselves as the worlds moral compass, but let me tell you they are in many respects no better. Lest you forget, Blair, after his resignation became an advisor to Gaddaffi, check the facts....and of course he used his "News of the World" clan to make it seem as if it was all ok!!! Don't for one moment believe that the West as any real better moral compass. Maybe better than Gaddaffi, but thats setting the bar exceedingly low!!

      daaidoos - 2011-09-09 16:58

      God bless Nato for taking action, otherwise Gadaffi still would have been calling the shots in a "power sharing" government like Mugabe. Take some notes from Nato, AU that's how one get thing done!

  • tommy 2 - 2011-09-09 12:37

    The same interpol that had JACKIE SELEBI as a deputy........ How about issuing a arrest warrant for BUSH & BLAIR.

      pitchblack - 2011-09-09 12:47

      couldn't agree more...interpol is a big joke. Interpol is just a front for EU/US.

      arthur.amgen - 2011-09-09 12:57

      Tommy i responded to you on the other Gadaffi thread.

      Shistirrer - 2011-09-09 14:02

      @pitchblack - You said you had a low tolerance for stupid comments, now you "couldn't agree more" to one, and in the same breath make another one. Make up your mind, please... Oh, sorry, making up your mind implies HAVING a mind.

      Humpme Dumpm - 2011-09-09 15:45

      @Shitstirrer.....instead of passing insults, why dont you offer an intelligent debate yourself. Actually all the so called "independent" organisations have an agenda, for someone....World Bank, IMF, Interpol....its all all under the guise of neutrality.....but don't for one minute kid yourself.....and if you need to know.....I am snow white!!!

      daaidoos - 2011-09-09 17:01

      Hey pitchblack, don't cast stones when you live in a glass house! You are not faring too badly in the stupidity department either.

      Anton - 2011-09-10 08:09

      Pitchblack, Don't worry, many of us have gone through this stage of being anti Everything Western. It's fun for a little while, and ,than, we grow up, and think of this being a bit childish. But, in the meantime, Enjoy it.

      tommy 2 - 2011-09-10 12:11

      @ANTON............ Clearly you have not grown up. Still in the dark ages. Now go have a chat with slg.

  • JMan - 2011-09-09 12:38

    So only when the people of that country actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT TYRANTS do you wake up and respond?? What about Mugabe??

  • Libertador - 2011-09-09 12:41

    Your useless warrant is not applicable in this continent, the AU has already pronounced on that.

      DeonL - 2011-09-09 12:56

      Let him have his day in court.

      arthur.amgen - 2011-09-09 13:13

      That,s why this continent is so backwards and poor and has many Dictators. The AU welcome Leaders like Gadaffi and Mugabe. So what you said is an African shame and embarrassment.

      Succubus - 2011-09-09 13:17

      Libertador, I think you may find that it is ironically the AU who's pronouncements are not applicable on this continent.

      Fred - 2011-09-09 13:59

      Not true, there are many Rwandans who have been arrested and convicted on genocide charges, the tide is changing some decent African nations are getting sick and tired of the corrupt mass murderers parading around as politician and head of states.

      Libertador - 2011-09-09 14:15

      Africa and the AU recognised the warrants regarding Rwanda, but not this one.

      daaidoos - 2011-09-09 17:04

      It's going to be his own people who's going to sell him out. Stuff the AU.

      Libertador - 2011-09-09 18:19

      That is fine, but Africans and the AU will not give legitimacy to this charade.

  • colincub - 2011-09-09 12:41

    double standards at play...there are so many dicyators still destroying peoples lives...what about them?

  • AHHH - 2011-09-09 12:49

    Oh wait, isn't France the country the rebels have just promised oil to? It has nothing to do with wanted to make a dictator acountable for his actions, it's only about the OIL. If they are so eager to stop human rights abuse why don't they stop Mugabe ......... because there is no OIL!!!! This world is sick!

      Fred - 2011-09-09 14:07

      It costs a lot of money to end a dictators reign of terror, who do you think pays for the fighter planes etc that partook in the campaign to stop Gaddaffi from murdering more of his citizens than what he did, if the French get some decent business contracts out of it,so be it,they deserve it, I doubt they got much out of removing Gbagbo, people tend to have forgotten that little war, or don't like mentioning it because it messes up their oil argument, why hasn't anybody done anything in Syria yet, come on AU tells us how you'd sort it out??

      slg - 2011-09-09 15:31

      Zzzzzzzzzzz

      Anton - 2011-09-09 19:08

      Johhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, are we still on about this oil ??? Please wake me up, when "brother thug one and brother thug two" are either dead or in a cage!!! Thank you !!!

      tommy 2 - 2011-09-09 20:51

      @ANTON, SEEMS ,that you will be in a Coma...................

  • IC1 - 2011-09-09 12:53

    Whats the point, this is purely academic, when the rebels get hold of the fu(kers they are dead anyway.

  • karabomtho - 2011-09-09 12:57

    It's funny that Interpol only issues warrant for non-whites. I wonder who monitors and controls this so called "INTERPOL"....whats next a warrant for Malema.

      DJI - 2011-09-09 13:00

      We hope!!

      Vela Stardust - 2011-09-09 13:02

      @karabomtho. How do you know Interpol only issues arrest warrants for non-whites?

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-09 13:11

      How about Assange, Karadic, Alagic, Babic, Bala, 147 other "Yugoslavian" war criminals - all white. No conspiracy here - black people have even run interpol.

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-09 13:12

      Many white people arrested. The condition for arrest is not actually colour karabomtho, it is whether you have committed crime, e.g. crimes against humanity in the case of Gaddafi.

      Succubus - 2011-09-09 13:18

      Well I certainly hope so!

      RoyalDutch - 2011-09-09 13:22

      @karabomtho: You are clearly not informed. Go the www.interpol.com and see what a red, blue, yellow or green notice means. And for 'pitchblack' you are one dumb ass. You were probably on Beyers Naude square 2 weeks ago supporting your friend.

      pop101 - 2011-09-09 13:27

      OMG....stupid fool. Why not at least google a bit before answering.

      karabomtho - 2011-09-09 13:48

      You guys are so blind....George Bush flattened Afganistan for no reason,many lost their lives and he is still a free man. He went into Iraq under false pretence of finding nuclear weapons, again a vast number of people lost their lives. HE IS STILL A FREE MAN. @Thandeka I'm glad you brought that name list non of them sound American or British

      WillowI - 2011-09-09 13:50

      And the ex-leaders of Serbia - what were they ? Also non-white ? That already happened more than 5years ago. You seem to forget selectively. And btw that was for atrocities against non-whites (muslims) - Idiot.

      pop101 - 2011-09-09 13:51

      So now it is not a white vs black thing anymore, but a USA & UK vs the world thing. Make up your mind bro.

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-09 14:03

      @karabomtho: I agree bush is a war criminal. He should be in the dock.

      G.du Plessis - 2011-09-09 14:11

      George Bush should definitely stand trial - not Blair though as I think America manipulated UK as always and Blair had the wool pulled over his eyes. It was American companies who got the oil and building rights in Iraq - no weapons were found! It sickens me. No doubt Gaddafi is evil, but I doubt the rebels would have been helped had Libya had no oil. There are plenty of other leaders in the world who abuse the populace in countries with no oil and they are left alone

      Libertador - 2011-09-09 14:16

      Tony Blair was appointed the American Viceroy for Great Britain.

      Fred - 2011-09-09 14:25

      What utter nonsense, interpol have a wanted list, go check it out and see if its only blacks on the list, their ex-boss was a black South African criminal, they never issue a warrant for his arrest, why not? You may have mean't the ICC but again you are quiet wrong, they have arrested numerous white christian Croats, Bosnian and Serbs and charged them with multiple crimes and in some cases have already sentenced them, why we have so many arrest warrants out on Africans is rather straight forward there are so many of them committing crimes against their own people, its crimes that count here not skin colour, Mugabe, the murder of at least 20000 Matabela, their crime being that they were Matabela, Bashir, the displacement and death of 100000's of mainly black christians, their crimes being that they were black christians, Gaddaffi, 20 years of ruthless persecution of anybody who disagreed with him, ordering the bombing of the Panam flight over Locherbie, dragging the country into a war and then indiscrimanently shelling his own people in their homes. If you believe there is no reason to arrest the 3 animals above then you are as sick as they are, you are also a racist for bringing colour into this discussion, many on the interpol and the ICC lists are white or Asian.

  • Tumisang - 2011-09-09 13:05

    What about George Bush?

      Sammy - 2011-09-09 13:14

      Now there I agree in full! That dude is a qualified tosser!

      Illuminated - 2011-09-09 13:53

      ICC, UN, security council, NATO are all controled and manipulated by the west, they'd never do that to their own.. hell its america who helped put all these dictators in power in the first place.. now they have run their course and its time to help put new dictators in place till they run their course... its all self serving really

      Fred - 2011-09-09 14:31

      He hasn't been charged with anything, interpol can only issue an arrest warrant from a legitimate policing body, this article clearly states that it was at the request of the ICC and the new Libyian government. Being a tosser is not grounds for arrest in any country, if it was many on this forum and the whole ANC government would be behind bars by now.

      karabomtho - 2011-09-09 14:55

      @Fred what new Libyian government do you mean the REBELs, who died and made them king. The same rebellion government you refer to will be blowing American Airways and British Airways planes out of the sky with weapons that your relatives gave to them. Dumb Fred, America and Britain...hope you live long enough to regret creating a war against yourselves, getting shot with your own guns.

  • Tumisang - 2011-09-09 13:07

    What about George Bush???

      arthur.amgen - 2011-09-09 13:15

      Your point. Bush defended USA and world from terrorists. We need more like Bush.

      karabomtho - 2011-09-09 14:07

      Tumisang you seem to be one of the smarter people here. @arthur.amgen the only defending your uncle Bush did was defending his families oil interest. Wake up and smell the coffee or the oil which ever you prefer

      My Comment - 2011-09-09 14:21

      Hi TVM

      G.du Plessis - 2011-09-09 14:38

      Bush is a criminal!

      slg - 2011-09-09 15:33

      No crimes against humanity. No genocide. End of story.

      daaidoos - 2011-09-09 17:07

      Yeah what about him? Who's going to arrange the arrest warrant, the AU? Please don't make me laugh

      Libertador - 2011-09-09 18:16

      The only country that 'reportedly' made a move against Bush is Switzerland, and this made him cancel his visit....

  • amabok - 2011-09-09 13:10

    It would be nice if they could also issue an arrest warrant for Zuma, Cele and the rest of cANCer mafia but unfortunately we'll have to wait for the mass genocide here before that happens.

      CPII - 2011-09-09 13:49

      Genocide. What genocide may that be. Genocide against the defiant white tribe? In your dreams.

      karabomtho - 2011-09-09 14:26

      Guys like you don't belong in this beuitiful country. You should join your British counterparts and burn down London bridge

  • Shilly Maelane - 2011-09-09 13:17

    I had a beer with Gaddafi earlier today... Oh crap Interpol might be onto us... What beer??? Lol

      Fred - 2011-09-09 14:32

      Gaddaffi is muslim therefore he doesn't drink alcohol.

      karabomtho - 2011-09-09 14:49

      @Fred and white people are holy they don't steal..except for oil and land

  • BalaJ - 2011-09-09 13:27

    If there is one thing we do not have as africans, is leaders who leads selflessly and have trust on others. look around and see how much our continent gives us, vegetation and minerals. what more can we ask from the west. they need us more than we need them.

      pop101 - 2011-09-09 13:46

      What I wish for Africa is leaders who will voluntarily give up power when the screw up or been outvoted by the population. That is all.

      Libertador - 2011-09-09 13:57

      The mostly retarded crowd of grown men who lie, steal and trick their way to Africa's presidencies know very little about economics, African and world history or anything for that matter.

  • NATO OFFICE - 2011-09-09 13:45

    Africa-pol must also issue a warrant of arrest for Bush and Blair.

      Jon JJ - 2011-09-09 14:03

      Yes, until you need them to save your sorry ass from the idiots you vote in as your "leaders". Perhaps they should put you in a mental institution 'cos idiots like you are the biggest threat to this planet....unfortunately there's a lot more idiots like you.

  • Fred - 2011-09-09 13:48

    Ha the great interpol, the crowd who had Jackie Selebi as boss without knowing anything of his criminal activities, there goes any chance of Gaddaffi and friends ever been arrested.

      Law01 - 2011-09-10 11:21

      Fred; also Bush, Blair... Interpol is a Joke, Run be Western Powers to further their ruthless agendas globally.

  • Jon JJ - 2011-09-09 13:57

    That's it, keep the pressure on this piece of dog turd and his accomplises until he is arrested or kills himself. Good to see the West doing something about the scumbags that get themselves into power and oppress their people. Please arrest that chimpanzee from Zimbabwe next..

  • AndV - 2011-09-09 13:58

    Great news! Jakob what do say about this?

  • andthenwhat - 2011-09-09 14:17

    Just another oil coup-de-tat by western powers. When are Bush and Blair getting arrested for killing Iraqi's over supposed weapons of mass destruction ? yeah right, just about oil ! And Bob, no-one cares,nothing to offer ..

  • andthenwhat - 2011-09-09 14:32

    Just another oil coup-de-tat by western powers. When are Bush and Blair getting arrested for killing Iraqi's over supposed weapons of mass destruction ? yeah right, just about oil ! Meanwhile Bob smiles on ...

      pop101 - 2011-09-09 14:44

      So how does this oil thing work then.

      slg - 2011-09-09 15:34

      So boring and dumb.

  • mokgadiathole - 2011-09-09 15:56

    Ignorant readers seek the truth and alternative reports, this mainstream media is a weapon of mass destruction read below the truth about Libya and stop being ignorant damn. www.bit.ly/LibyaTruth www.bit.ly/libyatruth www.bit.ly/TruthLibya www.bit.ly/truthlibya

  • mokgadiathole - 2011-09-09 15:57

    What about Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron and their friends? www.bit.ly/LibyaTruth www.bit.ly/libyatruth www.bit.ly/TruthLibya www.bit.ly/truthlibya

  • capetonian - 2011-09-09 16:29

    This moron has been an embarrassment to Africa! The sooner he is brought before the courts in Libya and made to answer for crimes against his own people the better! The same goes for that other oxygen thief killing unarmed protesting citizens in Syria!

  • Brainbow - 2011-09-09 18:44

    Anyone remember the African Union and the role Gaddafi played? Shucks......is the African Union still alive? Has anyone heard of the the Pan African Parliament ("PAP")......apparently here somewhere? Has PAP had any successes? I would appreciate your input! Hell..........I would appreciate PAP's input!!! {JZ - take note}

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