Sept 9, 2011
World police body Interpol called Friday for the arrest of fugitive former Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi for his alleged crimes against humanity, following a request by the International Criminal Court.
Interpol said it had issued a “red notice” for the arrest of Kadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and his intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, one day after ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked for the agency’s help.
Interpol asked its 188 member countries “to take all measures consistent with their national laws to help the ICC locate and apprehend Kadhafi.”
The “request for Interpol Red Notices will significantly restrict the ability of all three men to cross international borders and is a powerful tool to help in their location and arrest,” Interpol chief Ronald Noble said.