ICC Press Conference on Issuing of Libya warrants
This afternoon, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo held a press conference and briefing on the arrest warrants issued yesterday for Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi. I have added the YouTube clip of the briefing below.
The issuing of the warrants has been met with disappointment by the South African government, however. According to presidential spokesman Zizi Kodwa in a report in the Pretoria News, “President Zuma is extremely disappointed and concerned over the issuing of a warrant by the International Criminal Court against Colonel Gaddafi.” The African Union’s high-level ad hoc committee on Libya met in Pretoria last weekend, and Kodwa commented that this had resulted in “commitment now from both the Libyan authority led by Colonel Gaddafi and the Transitional National Council.” (Full article in the Pretoria News)