On Friday more than 20 countries, including the United States declared Qadhafi regime to be illegitimate and formally recognized Libya’s main opposition group to be the country’s government.
Libyan prosecutors plan to charge rebel leaders with national security crimes, seeking to convict as traitors those leading the armed uprising against Moammar Gadhafi that has plunged the country into civil war, officials said Wednesday.
A three judge panel at the court at Hague in Netherlands issued arrest warrants on the for Gadhafi, his son Saif-al Islam Gadhafi and his brother in law Abdullah al-Sanussi on the 27th of June, 2011. But the African Unions have agreed not to cooperate with the International Criminal Courts as they feel that these warrants will only further complicate the efforts aimed at finding a solution to the crisis in Libya.
Jean Ping, chief of African Union Commission, stated that, France’s decision to air-drop weapons to Libyan rebels is dangerous and puts the whole region at risk as according to him the action is capable of creating problems similar to those in war-torn Somalia.
Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, his son and his intelligence chief were issued arrest warrant on Monday by the International Criminal Court for ‘crimes against humanity’ in the early days of their struggle to cling to power.