The U.S. wants his head on a platter and the world court wants him arrested. Not a good week to be Gaddafi. This probably won’t end pretty.
The statement, read out by presiding judge Monageng, said there were “reasonable grounds to believe” that the three men were “criminally responsible for the murder and persecution of civilians.
As the “recognised and undisputed leader of Libya”, said the court, Col Gaddafi had “absolute, ultimate and unquestioned control” over the state.
He introduced a state policy “aimed at deterring and quelling by any means, including by the use of force, the demonstrations of civilians against the regime”, the court alleged.
The court had grounds to believe he had ordered attacks on civilians during Libya’s four-month uprising, it said.