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ICC issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

2011-06-27 13:44

The Hague - International Criminal Court judges on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity, committed against opponents of his regime since mid-February, a judge said.

"The chamber hereby issue a warrant of arrest against Muammar Gaddafi,"Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng said during a hearing at the Hague-based court.

She also issued arrest warrants for Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam, 39, and the head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, 62, for murder and persecution since the uprising started.

Comments
  • R013 - 2011-06-27 13:47

    Its about time.

      albert.scherman - 2011-06-27 14:17

      @willieman: I was about to ask why isn't Mugabe on that list?

      motsokwane - 2011-06-27 14:20

      And blair and bush

      York Hunt - 2011-06-28 13:16

      @Albert.scherman. Good question! Very good question!

  • zulufox - 2011-06-27 13:48

    catch him... if you can

      the_truth - 2011-06-27 13:54

      Did you say that of Bin Laden also?

      mike - 2011-06-27 14:05

      what about the bloody agent

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-27 14:58

      true in what you say...he can disguise himself as a tent just by going down on all fours...

      kolobe - 2011-06-27 14:58

      as long as the Hague is not after de klerk and bunch of cronies roaming south africa freely with our economy in their their hands it will remain irrelevant

      Totman - 2011-06-27 15:45

      @kolobe If you think de Klerk should go to The Hague then we will hardly have any of our leaders in Africa[if any] left. Thinking of it again. Neither will there be on the mid to east....no wait let me rather say anywhere on earth left. Maybe, just maybe a few somewhere in the world will be left.

  • Martin - 2011-06-27 13:49

    And now for uncle Bob!

      Spyker May - 2011-06-27 13:56

      And then Juju...

      kolobe - 2011-06-27 14:55

      bush and apartheid officials?

      Spyker May - 2011-06-27 17:37

      kokolol-be... ... have you forgotten about Zapiro..?

  • the_truth - 2011-06-27 13:53

    Old Zuma's buddy going to jail???, fortunately like Shabir, he will not see sunshine for the rest of his life!!!!!!!!

      Mishka - 2011-06-27 14:01

      What does that mean (... will not see sunshine....)? How does this work now? Who goes in and executes such a warrant?

      Spyker May - 2011-06-27 14:02

      An extract from that infamous song.., "...And the Buccaneer said I'll see you dead I'll see you swingin' from the yard arm..." From "BUCCANEER", by Mike & Tully McCullagh.

      Spyker May - 2011-06-27 14:25

      Mishka, Essentially Gaddafi is now “free game” – anybody can arrest him. INTERPOL however issues ‘Red Notices’ all those ‘wanted’ by the ICC and as such takes logistical care of matters, if they do not arrest someone themselves. In this case though, you may very well find another “SEAL” adventure (or alike, perhaps a joint-venture with the British SAS, or something completely clandestine under the veil of a 'coincidence' - as was the case with Saddam). The pivotal issues (very briefly and in very simple terms): - The Allies can (now) legitimately pursue Gaddafi (and obviously exterminate the tyranny of this manic despot). - It also becomes a precarious situation for our own gang of despots-in-the-making. Viz.., --- Naturally they are getting a bit of a foresight of what a potential future outcome may be (for them). --- They will now have to tread carefully, as they may end up, being accomplices in this case.

      Mishka - 2011-06-27 14:35

      Thank you Spyker May. Appreciate it

      the_truth - 2011-06-27 14:35

      Mishka, he will spend his life in jail......... no sunshine, or hopefuly they shoot him like Bin Laden. Then no money wasted on international court cases, and I so wish Zume helps him, then he is an accomplice and they will sommer get rid of him also. Watch now how Zuma steps back from Gaddafi, skeit bang

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-06-27 13:55

    OK then, queue all the ppl claiming the ICC is a tool of western imperialisim ect ect ect "why are they picking on us poor africans?"

  • KarinWalker - 2011-06-27 13:57

    F*CKING AMAZING! HANG THE MURDEROUS BASTARD!

  • TaSaqz - 2011-06-27 13:59

    Judge Monageng from Botswana (Africa), issuing a warrant of arrest against President Gaddafi and his son is a big mistake. The same was not done against President Bush when innocent Iragi civilians were murdered 'in search for WMDs'. Double standards!

      willieman - 2011-06-27 14:19

      We talking about african leaders here.Most of them are just useless.For more than 60 years africa is got nothing to show.I know the followers of this dictators will harass me.I do not care i'm an african i'm concern about the future of this mighty continent

      slg - 2011-06-28 03:43

      President Bush did not intentionally target civilians. A key difference.

  • TheWasp - 2011-06-27 14:01

    Yip it's about time they issued a warrent of arrest for Juli-arse Melemona, how much farmers blood does he have on his hands for his senseless 'Kill the Boer' singing of a so called struggle.. I would personally put the noose over his head.....

      bent5000 - 2011-06-27 14:20

      I would personally do a kick to the temple, but thats just me.

      2WhiteStars - 2011-06-27 14:41

      You'd have to fight me for the privilege :)

  • Geoff - 2011-06-27 14:02

    This reminds me of the conversation between Assad and the UN, which went a little something like this: Moon - Bashar, you had better stand down and stop killing innocents, right now! Assad - F%*k you! Or what?! Moon - Or we'll write you a very nasty letter!

  • EasyAs - 2011-06-27 14:03

    About damn time! lock him up and throw away the key. it won't bring back the lives lost, but at least justice will be served

  • Dal68 - 2011-06-27 14:04

    Go hunt SEALS!!!!

  • Marcus - 2011-06-27 14:04

    What about Apartheid people who killed millions of Black people in South Afrika since the Anglo-Boer war in 1899...??? Bush and Tony Blair killed millions of Arab people in the Middle East since 2001...!!! A country that started slavery that resulted in millions of Black people to die in the Atlantic Ocean, the Americas and Europe...!!! Where are the Oboriginals of Australia....Awarak Indians of Jamaica...???...what happened to the Red Indians of America...???...why did someone get away with it...???

      2WhiteStars - 2011-06-27 14:13

      Firstly, apartheid did not kill MILLIONS of Africans. That was the genocide in Rwanda. No, in SA, there were certainly brutal episodes but MILLIONS? Aikona boetie. Secondly, Bush and Blair did not kill MILLIONS of Arabs. They have killed terrorists and their supporters in very targetted attacks, using ground troops, air support, and drones. Now to your comments about slavery. I would like you to do some research on the white slave trade that existed between the 15th and 18th centuries. There were actually a million or more white slaves from Europe in Nort Africa, captured from their homes along Europe's coastline and brought to serve their Arab Muslim masters in N Africa. So when people talk about slavery, tell them about that little fact. Because all we hear is how it affected the Blacks. That's it. That's me done. Back to work.

      Badballie - 2011-06-27 14:20

      Are you a troll or just stupid??

      bent5000 - 2011-06-27 14:21

      @Marcus, Bru??? Are you on mars?

      Marcus - 2011-06-27 14:23

      MILLIONS of Black people have been murdered over centuries, no one was ever brought to book...yes, here in South Africa, MILLIONS of Black people lost their lives through Apartheid regime...you cant run away from the FACTS... In Middle East, Bush and Blair killed MILLIONS of civilians...NATO is busy killing innocent civilians in Libya as we speak...!!!

      Dal68 - 2011-06-27 14:25

      @Marcus....hahahahahahaha

      Wayne - 2011-06-27 14:33

      @Marcus - You dumb twat you can't even spell Aboriginals correctly and you expect us to take your comment seriously?

      GT - 2011-06-27 14:40

      Marcus, the TRC report on the death during apartheid were pretty clear. 1948-1990: 7000 deaths INCLUDING the war in SWA/ Angola (600 in one battle etc) 1990-1994: 14,000 of which 518 by security forces and the balace IFP vs ANC/ UDF. 1994-2000: 174,000 murders, that number has been growing at 30-50,000 PER YEAR, worse than Iraq and Afghanistan combined for the last 10 years. Now think about that one.

      Spyker May - 2011-06-27 14:49

      Marcus, bru.., Firstly, Apartheid never killed "millions" of black people - they killed 7000 over 40 years..! Kindly refer to the TRC official report. BTW, a fraction of the number of people, murdered EVERY YEAR under the ANC regime. Secondly, you forgot to mention a few other perpetrators.., Mengistu Haile Mariam, Omar Al-bashir, Idi Amin Dada, Charles Taylor, Robert Mugabe, Issayas Afeworki, Siad Barre, Laurent Kabila, Hissene Habre, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, Sekou Toure... to name but a few...

      Marcus - 2011-06-27 15:05

      May...where did you get bthat from...we saw all that happened with our own eyes, people died during the Aparthei regime, MILLIONS of people my friend, some died infront of us...you know nothing.. and oh, I see you have ONLY counted Afrikans there, which confirms what am saying here...What white people have done over the centuries will never be surpused, they have hands full of innocent blood...the recent culprits being Bush and Blair...and now the American NATO...and that Washington DC UN...!!!

      jobho - 2011-06-27 16:04

      Yeah Marcus you are right. Bush went into Iraq, Afghanistan seeking terrorists how many did he actually get? thousands of civilians have died at the hands of the US army and what is done about that? Yes African leaders are killing thousands but what about the western leaders who do the same? every1 should be equal but as animal farm puts it some are more equal than others.

      Wayne - 2011-06-27 16:07

      @Marcus - You are talking k*k and exaggerate of what really happened in apartheid.

      Anton - 2011-06-27 16:12

      Relax Marcus, you don't have to justify yourself. It is OK , you are allowed to support a MURDERES THUG You won't get beaten up, arrested , nor killed But accept it, that you are in a very small minority, who supports a DICTATOR / TYRANT / WAR CRIMINAL !!!

      Anton - 2011-06-27 16:58

      Marcus, you have lost your mind ! Why don't you also blame the USA, that the chicken eggs are getting smaller !!

  • ShakaN - 2011-06-27 14:06

    Lets see now if he still wants to talk peace. He will hang onto power because his life literally depends on it and he does not care how many people he takes with him. I just wish we could get the same thing going for robert mugabe and our national clown julias malema.

  • Collitjies - 2011-06-27 14:07

    Big deal, he will get a smack on his wrists then become a refugee in RSA and be given a luxury home on a golf estate at the tax payer's expense. Then the ANC can relieve him of his billions.

  • Niel Meiring - 2011-06-27 14:09

    good. finally.

  • Ruan - 2011-06-27 14:11

    Leave Gaddafi alone, it's because of foreign intervention that the African continent is what it is today !!

      bent5000 - 2011-06-27 14:21

      trolling 101

      mike881 - 2011-06-27 14:31

      Are you a troll or just stupid?? - (with credit to Badballie for such an apt statement).

      willieman - 2011-06-27 14:38

      Explain your statement give facts so that we can debate

      Marcxt500 - 2011-06-27 14:44

      Gadaffi wanted a United States Of Africa with him as President and one currency... The Afro?...

  • Johan - 2011-06-27 14:14

    i hope Mugabe's warrant will follow soon. I hope Malema takes note

  • Nintendo - 2011-06-27 14:16

    i wonder if they contacted the AU when they took this decision.....but then i wonder no more......

      2WhiteStars - 2011-06-27 14:36

      Stuff the AU. They're useless. Same goes for the UN.

      Marcxt500 - 2011-06-27 14:43

      I was with AU a few years back building camps for AU and even then it was known as AU- Africa Useless.

  • Chronoman - 2011-06-27 14:28

    I wonder if Gadaffi killed 10th as many of his own people as Mugabe did? But Mugabe gets no attention. No oil in Zim?

  • Sean - 2011-06-27 14:32

    Indeed good news, but, maybe I am being simplistic, couldn't they have done this first, before NATO reduced Libya to a ruin?? Now, the West will pour billions of $$$ in aid into rebuilding the country. It doesn't make sense at all.

      Dal68 - 2011-06-27 14:46

      The US will be able to rebuild, in exchange for the oil.....make sense now?

      Sean - 2011-06-27 14:51

      Dal68 - Fair point

      slg - 2011-06-28 03:48

      He committed the crimes during the early days of the insurrection, that led to the UN, Arab League, and Nato's involvement. He then continued targeting civilians.

      slg - 2011-06-28 03:49

      Dal, read up on the oil industry. And drop the self-righteousness. You know nothing about how it works.

  • Sharon - 2011-06-27 14:33

    Well it's about time the ICC woke up and smelt the coffee. Gaddaffi and his thugs are now wanted men and I hope that the ICC gets stuck in and arrests these thugs and make them answer for the horrific act against their own people. Now if only the ICC would act against Mugabe and his thugs. They have killed thousand upon thousands of innocent Zimbabweans and for what????

  • Marcus - 2011-06-27 14:39

    This BOGUS court if for White people, thats clear...why is it sngling out Moslems and Africans...this needs to stop...!!!

  • Marcxt500 - 2011-06-27 14:40

    They issued a warrant against Ali Bashir of Sudan... what happened there... NADA!

  • Ross - 2011-06-27 14:40

    The people of Libia will hang this criminal together with his sons and cronies. Not the West.

  • Black_Jesus - 2011-06-27 14:46

    The West really wants Libian Oil. They are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. If this so called "International criminal court" issues a warrant of arrest for Gaddafi, why dosent it do the same for Bush and Blair??? ICC is a Big Fat Joke! If ICC was independent, why preferential treatment??? Dont go there Gaddafi!!!! because just like yourself, these two morons, Bush and Blair also commited crimes against Humanity and nothing was done.

      slg - 2011-06-28 03:45

      Dumb and wrong

  • Mlungisi - 2011-06-27 14:51

    Oil

      slg - 2011-06-28 03:45

      Stupid

  • Fair Deal - 2011-06-27 14:52

    WOW a warrant of arrest. I am sure they will hand themselves over shortly.

      Black_Jesus - 2011-06-27 15:14

      Gaddafi is going no where!!! We cannot have a situation where Justice applies to some and doesn’t apply to others.

  • Marcus - 2011-06-27 14:58

    May...where did you get bthat from...we saw all that happened with our own eyes, people died during the Aparthei regime, MILLIONS of people my friend, some died infront of us...you know nothing.. and oh, I see you have ONLY counted Afrikans there, which confirms what am saying here...What white people have done over the centuries will never be surpused, they have hands full of innocent blood...the recent culprits being Bush and Blair...and now the American NATO...and that Washington DC UN...!!!

      slg - 2011-06-28 03:46

      Delusional

  • Marcus - 2011-06-27 15:00

    May...where did you get bthat from...we saw all that happened with our own eyes, people died during the Aparthei regime, MILLIONS of people my friend, some died infront of us...you know nothing.. and oh, I see you have ONLY counted Afrikans there, which confirms what am saying here...What white people have done over the centuries will never be surpused, they have hands full of innocent blood...the recent culprits being Bush and Blair...and now the American NATO...and that Washington DC UN...!!!

  • Mlungisi Nqolwana - 2011-06-27 15:00

    Libya

  • ksg002 - 2011-06-27 15:10

    and amazingly, the ICC, AU ,EU and Nato can do nothing about Mugabe!

  • Kgwadi - 2011-06-27 15:11

    Just because he has oil.stupit politicking.

      slg - 2011-06-28 03:46

      Stupid thought

  • willieman - 2011-06-27 15:29

    @kolobe it is not about Mr de Klerk read the modern history of SA.ANC decided not to take the Nurenburg route,so who do you blame.For me lies with spineless ANC 'cause many were in a hurry for tenders and corruption

  • Roy - 2011-06-27 15:55

    Watch out.Gaddafi & sons could be on the way to South Africa if already not in it.Why suddenly stay away from AU meeting?

      maseratifitt - 2011-06-27 16:05

      My thoughts exactly.

  • pmmaboya - 2011-06-27 18:48

    Now is time for this dictator to b arested and rot in jail or being killed.

  • Cayllex - 2011-06-27 18:53

    Then more ppl will die, thnx to the Judge..

  • York Hunt - 2011-06-28 13:24

    Gaddafi - Madiba's big connection. Min dae, boet!

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