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Libyan officials may face ICC arrest warrants

English.news.cn   2011-05-05 01:06:08 FeedbackPrintRSS

TRIPOLI, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno Ocampo will submit requests, during the coming few weeks, to ICC judges to issue arrest warrants against some Libyan officials thought to be responsible of war crimes in Libya.

Ocampo will refer an eight-page report Wednesday to the UN Security Council (UNSC) over his investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity that were committed recently in the troubled Libya.

The report may not reveal exact names, yet names of Libyan Leader Muammer Gaddafi and his son Saiful Islam will be mentioned in the first arrest warrant to be issued by the court preliminary, said Al-Arabiya that obtained a copy of the report.

According to the report, Ocampo has called on the Libyan authorities to yield to any arrest warrant issued by the ICC, otherwise, the UNSC should intervene.

The UNSC Resolution No. 1970 issued in February tasked the ICC chief prosecutor with submitting a report within two months about the crimes committed in the oil-rich country.

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