Colonel Gaddafi will officially be a wanted man after The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor seeks an arrest warrant for him later today, the Telegraph reports.
The ICC Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo is expected to issue warrants for three senior Libyans, including Gaddafi, who are responsible for the murder and torture of civilians in Libya.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo will hand a dossier of evidence to a three-judge panel that will decide whether the case is strong enough for them to issue international arrest warrants.
In an investigation ordered by the UN Security Council Moreno-Ocampo’s team have conducted 30 missions to 11 countries and have interviewed more than 50 witnesses, including “key insiders,” as well as trawling through videos and other photographic evidence, prosecutors said.
Furthermore, several “high-level officials in Gaddafi’s regime” also have said they are willing to provide evidence against the dictator, prosecutors said.
An international arrest warrant would make it very difficult for Gaddafi into flee into exile as all U.N. member states would be obliged to arrest him if he turns up in their countries.