Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi’s government rejects arrest warrant

By Lelethu Mquqo
28 June 2011

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s government has rejected an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court.

Justice Minister Mohammed al-Gamudi says the ICC has no jurisdiction in Libya.

The warrant, which was issued yesterday, obliges signatories of the Rome Treaty to arrest Gaddafi should he enter their country.

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his disappointment at the warrant, saying it goes against the work done by the African Union in bring stability to the country.


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