ICC judges to announce Gaddafi warrant decision

AP , Thursday 23 Jun 2011

The decision by the International Criminal Court of whether or not to charge Muammar Gaddafi for attacks on civilians to be announced Monday

The International Criminal Court says a panel of judges will announce Monday whether it will issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and two other high-ranking members of his regime for allegedly orchestrating illegal attacks on civilians.

Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has sought warrants for Gaddafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gaddafi and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi.

The prosecutor accuses them of commanding forces who attacked civilians in their homes, shot at demonstrators with live ammunition, shelled funeral processions and deployed snipers to kill people leaving mosques as part of the violent crackdown on rebels seeking to depose him after four decades in power.

The court said Thursday the decision will be announced 27 June.

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