The arrest of the three Libyan leaders is “necessary,” among other things, “to prevent crimes to continue happening,” said the judge who presides the room, Sanji Mmasenono. “There is sufficient basis” to believe that Gaddafi and his son committed murder and persecution, understood as crimes against humanity, “especially in Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata” between “February 15th, 2011 and at least February 28th 2011,” added Mmasenono.
The arrest warrant issued today does not mean that Gaddafi and his son and his brother are guilty, that should be clarified during the arrest judgement. The dettention order could interfere with governments that agreed a possible Gaddafi exile to another country to end the civil conflict in Libya. (MS)