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Libya: war crimes prosecutors seek Col Gaddafi’s arrest | Telegraph

The International Criminal Court prosecutor has asked judges to issue an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and two other senior members of his embattled regime for crimes against humanity. Luis Moreno-Ocampo says Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and intelligence chief Abdullah Al Sanousi ordered, planned and participated in illegal attacks. He said Gaddafi’s forces attacked civilians in ...

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Marjorie Cohn: The Responsibility to Protect | CounterPunch

The United States, France and Britain invaded Libya with cruise missiles, stealth bombers, fighter jets and attack jets. Although NATO has taken over the military operation, U.S. President Barack Obama has been bombing Libya with Hellfire missiles from unmanned Predator drones. The number of civilians these foreign forces have killed remains unknown. This military campaign was ostensibly launched to enforce ...

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ICC prosecutor seeks arrest of Gaddafi | AlertNet

The International Criminal Court prosecutor on Monday requested arrest warrants for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country’s spy chief on charges of crimes against humanity. Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said civilians were attacked in their homes, demonstrations were repressed using live ammunition, heavy artillery was used against funeral processions and snipers placed to kill those leaving mosques ...

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Koussa among defectors ‘helping Nato bomb secret Gaddafi sites’ | The Guardian

A network of Libyan defectors, including the former regime stalwart Moussa Koussa, are helping Nato to destroy Muammar Gaddafi’s military sites, including bunker complexes from which much of the war has been run, according to senior officials in Libya. Nato planners have stepped up their operations over the capital, Tripoli, and the western mountains in recent days, despite a strike ...

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NATO bombs rock Tripoli, Libya rebels hail advance | Ottowa Citizen

A NATO bombing blitz, which the alliance insisted was not aimed at Moammar Gadhafi, rocked Tripoli on Tuesday, as rebels in besieged Misrata claimed to be pushing back the Libyan strongman’s forces. The United Nations, meanwhile, said the offensive launched by Gadhafi’s forces was paralyzing the oil-rich nation and causing the population to suffer widespread shortages of essential goods. Read ...

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Sudan: Khartoum’s Controversial Darfur Peace Process | allAfrica.com

Since conflict erupted in Darfur in 2003, several agreements have been put in place, but none has brought lasting peace to the region. The latest initiative, the Darfur Political Process, comes from the Sudan government. Assadig Mustafa Zakaria Musa, a reporter for Radio Dabanga and a contributor to Fi al Mizan, an IWPR-produced radio programme about justice issues in Darfur, ...

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Israel Shamir: The Libyan War Crime | CounterPunch

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced on Thursday that he would soon stand before the United Nations and report on alleged Libyan war crimes. We can only hope that his brief will include the latest war crime, the murder of Qaddafi’s family, his son and three grandchildren, and the assassination attempt on the life of the Libyan ...

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Mbeki: What went wrong in Ivory Coast | New Zimbabwe

THE second round of the Nov. 28, 2010, presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire pitted against each other two long-standing political opponents, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. For this reason, and of strategic importance, it was inevitable that this electoral contest would decide the long-term future of the country. Everybody concerned should have probed very seriously the critical question: Would the ...

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Update No. 11: Côte d’Ivoire Situation | ReliefWeb

• President Alassane Ouattara is moving ahead with the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as the first step toward reconciliation and peace. Members of the new government will be nominated throughout the month of May. Mr. Ouattara underlined that security will be fully restored within two months. • The new regime in Côte d’Ivoire is faced with the ...

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Cote d’Ivoire’s pro-Gbagbo fighters agree to lay down arms | Xinhua.net

Fighters loyal to Cote d’Ivoire’s deposed president Laurent Gbagbo have agreed to lay down arms weeks after the arrest of the strongman on April 11, the military disclosed on Friday. The pro-Gbagbo militia had continued armed resistance in Yopougon, the stronghold of Gbagbo’s supporters in the economic capital Abidjan. Read more here: Cote d’Ivoire’s pro-Gbagbo fighters agree to lay down ...

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Gaddafi family deaths reinforce doubts about Nato’s UN mandate | The Guardian

Nato is facing urgent questions about the legality of its air strike on a Gaddafi family compound at the weekend, which the Libyan government said had killed the leader’s second youngest son, 29-year old Saif al-Arab, and three grandchildren under 12. The grandchildren were not named. The Libyan government spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, said Muammar Gaddafi and his wife, Safiya, had ...

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