The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his relatives.
ICC Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng read aloud the decision to issue warrants for Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and brother-in-law Abdullah al-Sanussi.
Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi is a close adviser to his father. His arrest warrant came two days after his 39th birthday. Al-Sanussi serves as Gadhafi’s head of intelligence.
The warrants are “for crimes against humanity,” including murder and persecution, “allegedly committed across Libya” from Feb. 15 through “at least” Feb. 28, “through the state apparatus and security forces,” the court said in a news release.