JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Al Jama-ah, a Moslem group in South Africa, plans to arrest former British prime minister Tony Blair for crimes against humanity when he speaks in Johannesburg , local media reported on Tuesday.
The arrest would be made during a demonstration designed to "support a warrant of arrest to charge Blair for crimes against humanity relating to the invasion of Iraq which led to the killings of millions of Iraqis," said Al Jama-ah president Ganief Hendricks.
Blair is one of the speakers at the Discovery Leadership Summit at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg on Thursday. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and chess grandmaster and political activist Garry Kasparov are also expected to speak, according to the South African Press Association (SAPA).
Al Jama-ah has got permission from the City of Johannesburg to hold the demonstration, the report quoted Hendricks as saying.
"It is hoped that one or more demonstrators will be able to make a citizen's arrest on the day and put Tony Blair in jail and extradite him to The Hague for trial," Hendricks said.
The website arrestblair.org has offered monetary awards to people who try to make a citizen's arrest of Blair for alleged crimes against humanity.