The pressure’s on: the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has requested arrest warrants for Muammar Gaddafi, his son Seif Islam Gaddafi, and his military-intelligence chief for crimes against humanity. In the conclusion of an investigation begun shortly after Gaddafi started putting down demonstrations on Feb. 15, the prosecutor said the three had attacked civilians and protesters. “His forces attacked Libyan civilians in their homes and in the public space, shot demonstrators with live ammunition, used heavy weaponry against participants in funeral processions and placed snipers to kill those leaving mosques after the prayers," said the prosecutor. ICC judges will now evaluate the prosecutor’s evidence and decide whether to issue warrants.
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