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Gadaffi And Others Named As War Crimes Suspects by ICC

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  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo to hold press conference related to situation in Libya

    [​IMG]On Monday the ICC is going to hold a press conference regarding the War Crimes investigations in Libya. You can watch the proceedings at the links below:

    “Please be advised that the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, will hold a press conference related to the situation in Libya at 13:00 (The Hague local time) on Monday, 16 May 2011, in the Press Briefing Room at the seat of the Court.”

    The Prosecutor will announce his findings following the ongoing investigations of crimes allegedly committed since 15 February 2011 in the situation in Libya.

    Web streaming:
    The press conference will be broadcast live at 13:00 on the following links:
    English: http://livestream.xs4all.nl/icc5.asx
    French: http://livestream.xs4all.nl/icc6.asx
    Arabic: http://livestream.xs4all.nl/icc3.asx

    Source: -feb17.com
     
  2. Askari Kanzu

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    ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Gaddafi
    THE HAGUE | Mon May 16, 2011
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    May 16 (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court prosecutor said on Monday he had requested arrest warrants for Libya's Muammar Gaddafi and his son Saif al-Islam for crimes against humanity.

    ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo also said at a news conference he had requested an arrest warrant for Libya's head of espionage Abdullah al-Senussi over the violent crackdown on protesters in February.

    -Reuters

    Gulfnews.com also reports that Ocampo said ICC has direct evidence of crimes against humanity committed by Gaddafi's regime:

    'Direct evidence'

    "The office gathered direct evidence about orders issued by Muammar Gaddafi himself, direct evidence of Saif al-Islam organising the recruitment of mercenaries and direct evidence of the participation of al-Senussi in the attacks against demonstrators," Moreno-Ocampo said at the ICC.

    He added the office of the prosecutor also documented how the three held meetings "to plan the operations" and Gaddafi used his "absolute authority to commit crimes in Libya".

    The ICC prosecutor has moved with unprecedented swiftness in his investigation, with the request for arrest warrants coming just two and a half months after the Security Council referral.

    Moreno-Ocampo said the swiftness of his investigation stems from global consensus that the crimes committed in Libya had to be investigated, although judges will now need to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to issue warrants.

    The ICC has no police force and relies on member states to enforce arrests. Despite NATO bombing operations intended to protect civilians, Libya has been plunged into civil war, seriously complicating efforts to arrest ICC suspects.
     
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    Gaddafis named as war crimes suspects by international criminal court

    Chief prosecutor requests arrest warrants for Libyan leader, his son Saif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi

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    Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is described by the ICC chief prosecutor as operating as 'de facto prime minister'. Photograph: Str/EPA



    Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and his brother-in-law and intelligence chief, Abdullah Senussi have been named as war crimes suspects by the chief prosecutor for the international criminal court in The Hague.

    Presenting his request for arrest warrants to the ICC, the chief prosecutor,
    Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said the three operated as an "inner circle", orchestrating the killing of peaceful protesters, with Saif al-Islam operating as a "de facto prime minister".

    He said dissidents were targeted at home and in public places, with live ammunition as well as "heavy weaponry".


    Moreno-Ocampo also said that Muammar Gaddafi led the campaign "with the goal of preserving his absolute authority", and added that he had "direct evidence of orders issued by Muammar Gaddafi himself".


    Moreno-Ocampo's request for an arrest warrant against Saif Gaddafi will come as a shock to his prominent and wealthy circle of friends in Britain as well as the government officials – in Britain, Europe and the US – who saw him as a westernised moderniser with whom they could perhaps make peace.

    Moreno-Ocampo even came under pressure from western governments not to include Saif al-Islam in his initial list of suspects as it would shut off a possible avenue to a truce in a conflict which Nato states are increasingly anxious to bring to a rapid conclusion, according to sources familiar with the manoeuvring of the past few weeks. In his presentation to the ICC judges in The Hague on Monday, Moreno-Ocampo appears to have shrugged off those pressures.


    If the ICC issues the arrest warrants, it will deepen the embarrassment of the London School of Economics, where Saif studied and which accepted a £1.5m donation from a foundation Saif controlled to fund a north African research porgramme. Of that total, £300,000 was actually spent before the programme was suspended.


    Saif's western image as a sophisticated reformer was badly dented when he appeared on television after the outbreak of pro-democracy protests in
    Libya, vowing that the regime would fight "to the last bullet". However, in his application for an arrest warrant for crimes against humanity, Moreno-Ocampo argues not only that Saif al-Islam incited violence, but presents evidence that he also played a central role in orchestrating the killing of unarmed and peaceful demonstrators.

    In laying out his case, Moreno-Ocampo said he would target "those who bear the highest responsibility". He added that: "It is indeed a characteristic of the situation in Libya that massive crimes are reportedly committed upon instruction of a few persons who control the organisations that execute the orders."


    The prosecutors believe that although Saif al-Islam had no formal position in Libya's fearsome secret police and elite presidential units responsible for much of the bloodshed – his reputation was more of a urbane playboy – he assumed a leading role at the height of the crisis to defend the regime against the threat of the Arab spring movement that had already toppled dictators to the west and east of Libya, in Tunisia and Egypt.


    Some of Moreno-Ocampo's strongest evidence is believed to have come from inside the regime itself. The prosecutor even issued a statement on Sunday boasting of the co-operation from Tripoli, in an apparent effort to stir paranoia inside the regime over who is informing on whom.


    "During the last week, the office of the prosecutor received several calls from high-level officials in Gaddafi's regime willing to provide information," the statement read. A panel of ICC judges will now consider the prosecutor's request for arrest warrants. If those warrants are issued, it will be up to national governments to enforce them.

    Moreno-Ocampo said on Monday he thought Libyans would do the job themselves. The ICC has no police force of its own.
     
  4. Mahesabu

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    hatua kwa hatua.......
     
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    This is a new world era'
     
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    Libya : ICC prosecutor seeks Gaddafi arrest warrant

     
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    oohh..another case!..let's see!!
     
  8. UmkhontoweSizwe

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    Mbona wale walioua peaceful protesters kule Arusha bado hajatoa arrest warrant?
     
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    I used to LOVE ICC lakini Moreno Ocampo is taking us in a wrong direction! Let his term end and we get a new Prosecutor (hopefully he/she will do a better job). This man has become a complete liability with lack of professionalism kabisa. I hope ICC supporters will have to sit down and do some soul-searching on the future of this important institution. Ocampo can indict all African tyrants, but he can be sure that without positive image of the Court among these Africans, the Court will achieve nothing. He is really kinda of patronizing the continent. I hate these dictators we have, but..Africa is bigger than personalities and this is what Ocampo and his European supporters miss. Why should he be controlled by western agendas? Well, let us wait and see the end game of Ocampo and Africa.
     
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    ICC ni chombo cha kuendeleza propaganda za nchi za Magharibi. Ghadafi kaua Wananchi wake ni "crime against" humanity lakini yale mabomu ya nchi za magharibi ambao yameua wananchi wa nchi nyingi za ME wasio na hatia yoyote ikiwemo Libya, uuaji wao si crime against humanity! Yule Assad na Rais wa Yemen na Mubarak wa Egypt nao wameua wananchi wengi sana lakini ICC kimyaaaaa! Hiki ni chombo cha kuendeleza uharamia duniani, sikubaliani na yaliyofanywa na Ghadaffi lakini ICC kuchagua ni nani wa kumpandisha kizimbani katika mazingira yale yale ni undumila kuwili wa hali ya juu!
     
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    ICC nafikiri imefikia wakati wa afrika tujitoe.syria,palestina raia wanauliwa imekaa kimya.mbona hawazungumzii mauaji ya iraq na afghanistan?
     
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    Masanja I Love what you have written...
     
  13. BelindaJacob

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    Me too, I can't wait jamaa huyu amalize kipindi chake early next year kama hataongezewa mkataba..huyo prosecutor atakaekuja sijui atakuwa afadhali au yaleyale..tatizo kubwa Europeans are big supporters wa ICC kuanzia funding.
    ICC is too biased!..hizo crime against humanity, war crimes etc zipo Afrika tu jamani? mana kesi zilizojaa pale so far ni DRC congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Newly Kenyan case halafu sasa Libya..
     
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    I hate this ugly president from Africa. Let them take him. Surpringly, he is even supported by few Tz'nians. They have easily forgotten his dids just for little $$$ donation for construction and rehabilitation of mosques. Poor Tzs.
     
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    Ukiangalia kwa juu juu utafikiri kwamba kweli Ocampo is helping Africa deal with its problems. Lakini ukweli ni kwamba huyu bwana ameshakuwa liability na kibaraka mkubwa. Mnyonge mnyongeni ila haki yake mpeni. Hakuna watu walio-isupport ICC kama Africa (so far ICC ina members wengi kutoka Africa kuliko bara lingine lolote). Lakini jamaa, kashindwa ku-launch investigation hata moja sehemu nyingine yoyote duniani despite kukaa ofisini kwa zaidi ya miaka nane. Hatukatai African dictators should be accountable. Lakini jamani..hivi ni sisi tuu? kwani hii Court imeundiwa Africa....?? Jamani, kwa wengine, we take this issue kama humiliation ya utu wa mwafrika. We deserve to be treated better. Kuna sehemu kibao ambako ICC ina mamlaka ya kufungua mashtaka lakini haijafanya hivyo. Kwa mnaofuatilia, juzi juzi AU imegoma kuruhusu ICC ifungue ofisi yake Addis Ababa (kama mashirika mengine ya UN). ICC inahitaji mtu makini sana anayejua kucheza na sheria na politics!

    AU wamepitisha azimio kwamba next Prosecutor awe mwafrika (probably huyu bwana wa ICTR Hassan Jallow). Lakini kwa wenye interests na hii mahakama tunajua huu uamuzi wa AU utazidi kuifanya ICC kuwa chombo cha kisiasa (maana Jallow akishindwa kufungua mashtaka atatuhumiwa kwa undumila kuwili, akifungua ni yale yale). (na AU I can understand them..sasa wanaona wanakuwa victims wa hii Court). As an African, Ocampo term of office has been disastrous kabisa! Harafu uangalie kama hii issue ya Libya. Aliingia kichwa kichwa..yet anajua kabisa Libya was too political issue..ukichukulia Security Council walivyopiga kura. Kifupi is doing the western bidding bila kujijua au kwa maksudi....(atakuwa anatumiwa na security Council mpaka lini?? By the mkataba unaoianzisha ICC..unamruhusu kukataa ombi la Security Council...Lakini sasa ndo hivyo.....) In either way. He has done more harm to the Court than he will probably know. Ocampo should clearly know, in international system...Pain should be distributed mutually! Ndo maana nadhani sasa hivi nchi za kiafrika no longer take the Court serious..huoni Bashir anavyotanua kwa kutembelea nchi wanachama wa ICC bila tatizo?
     
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    ICC kumbe ni mahakama ya kangaroo? War crimes gani ambazo gadafi amefanya? wakati yeye ndiye anayepigwa na mpaka wameua familia yake? Hapa wanaopaswa kushtakiwa ni viongozi wote wa nchi na majeshi yanayo form NATO kwa kuwa at least pamoja na kwamba bado hawana uhalali wowote wa kuivamia libya lakini walitakiwa basi wa - attack military target, sasa wao wana-attack civilian objects na raia, na hiyo ni moja ya war crimes. Sasa vipi hawashtakiwi? Viongozi wetu wa Afrika muwe macho, mtaishia kushtakiwa na ICC wote kama mtaendelea kutokuwa na umoja na kuzishudijia nchi za magharibi, toeni sauti kwa pamoja kusitisha mashambulizi ya NATO libya badala ya kumuacha gadafi peke yake, shauri zenu nyie endeleeni kusubiri zamu zenu za kusulubiwa na NATO, wakati wa kuungana dhidi ya wanyonyaji, wababe na washenzi NATO ndio huu.
     
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    Bofya hapa.
    http://www.jamiiforums.com/international-forum/136098-wapambe-wamsaliti-gaddafi.html#post1973843
     
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    Natamani kuona hatua kama hizo wakichukuliwa walioua watu pale arusha.
     
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    Kwa hili la LibyaMimi naunga mkono 100% Gaddafi ashitakiwe na afungwe kabisa iwe fundisho kwa viongozi ving'ang'anizi (i.e. Museveni etc) kwamba wananchi wakiwachoka wakubali kuachia madaraka badala ya kung'ang'ania na kuanza kuauwa watu kwa siri n.k.

    Ila hii mahakama utupe jicho Yemen, Bahrain na syria
     
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    Wake up! Obama's Libyan Rebels are Carrying Out Genocide of Black Africans

    Not only that, but his "humanitarian" mission is doing the opposite of its stated intention– it's backing genocide.

    This report from Al Jazeera was posted to Youtube on March 1st, 2011. While still perpetuating the myth that the uprising in Libya is an organic revolution and not a staged globalist attack on Gaddafi's regime to seize Libyan oil and plunge the nation into debt slavery, it covers the attacks on black Africans in Libya before their civil war officially became America's new foreign entanglement.

    Visit.. Wake up! Obama

    Bofya hapa LIBYA: Rebels execute black immigrants while forces kidnap others | SomalilandPress.com
     
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