In a move that may begin the final stage of his regime, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, his son and the nation’s top intelligence chief, the court announced Monday.
The charges of “crimes against humanity” stem from Qadhafi’s actions during the early days of the Libyan rebellion this spring, when Qadhafi is alleged to have orchestrated mass killings and imprisonment of civilians during the uprising’s first two weeks.
The warrants are likely to complicate efforts to relocate to another country Qadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Qadhafi and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi, the Associated Press reported.
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