Africa 26.4.2017 12:54 pm

ICC issues new warrant for member of former Gaddafi regime

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Photo: Gallo Images/Foto24

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Photo: Gallo Images/Foto24

It is only the fourth revolution-era warrant publicly issued by the ICC.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has issued an arrest warrant for a member of the former Muammar Gaddafi regime after a gap of six years.

Al-Tuhamy Muhammad Khaled, the former head of internal security, is wanted for crimes committed during the 2011 revolution.

The warrant, originally issued in April 2013, but not made public until recently, alleges Khaled’s involvement in torture, imprisonment, persecution, cruel treatment and “outrages upon personal dignity”, the Libya Herald reported on Wednesday.

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has reopened the file saying it “could foster support and cooperation for an arrest operation from the international community”.

It is only the fourth revolution-era warrant publicly issued by the ICC. The other three, issued in 2011, were those for Muammar and Saif Al Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Senussi, the former intelligence chief.

– African News Agency (ANA)

 

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