Interpol has issued a global alert known as an Orange Notice against Colonel Moammar Gaddafi and 15 other Libyan nationals, including members of his family and close associates, the international police organization said on Friday.
The move is aimed at warning member states of the danger posed by the movement of these individuals and their assets and to assist member states in their efforts to enforce sanctions under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 (2011), and to support Interpol's assistance to the International Criminal Court investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Libya.
With the U.N. Security Council referring recent events in Libya to the International Criminal Court and calling on all states and concerned international organizations to co-operate fully with the Prosecutor and the Court in this matter, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said: "Interpol's constitution provides a clear mandate for the widest cooperation among law enforcement authorities in its member countries, within the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the prevention of serious human rights abuses."
"As a first priority, we must work to protect the civilian populations of Libya and of any country into which these Libyan individuals may travel or attempt to move their assets,” said Noble.
“If member states are expected to implement effectively the travel ban and asset freeze against the named individuals in order to prevent serious criminal conduct and abuse of human rights, they will need instant access to hard data. Interpol’s secure global communications system and databases will give them access to the information on which to act. The ICC Prosecutor will also need secure options for gathering and sharing information relevant to his investigation which Interpol can provide," he said.
“Our cooperation with the U.N. Security Council on sanctions against individuals is strong and will get stronger. Once the relevant U.N. Committee for monitoring the implementation of these sanctions has had an opportunity to consider the matter, Interpol hopes to work with the U.N. to obtain the issuance of and ensure the reliability of Interpol–U.N. Security Council Special Notices for these individuals as we have done with the 1267 Committee,” added the head of Interpol.
Interpol's co-operation with U.N. bodies has seen its global law enforcement network and system of international notices used by international criminal tribunals and the ICC to seek persons wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Fiften others including family members
The fifteen others libyans are:
*Abdulqader Mohammed al-Baghdadi, head of the Liaison Office of the Revolutionary Committees.
*Abu Zayd Umar Dorda, director of External Security Organization and head of external intelligence agency.
*Major General Abu Bakr Yunis Jabir, the defense minister.
*Aisha Moammar Gaddafi, daughter and one of the closest associates of Gaddafi.
*Hannibal Moammar Gaddafi, son and one of the closest associates of Gaddafi.
*Mutassim Moammar Gaddafi, son and one of the closest associates of Gaddafi.
*Saadi Moammar Gaddafi, son of Gaddafi and commander of a military unit involved in repression of demonstrations.
*Saif al-Islam, son of Gaddafi and one of his closest associates and director of the Gaddafi Foundation.
*Abdulqader Yussef Dibri, head of Gaddafi's personal security.
*Matuq Mohammed Matuq, secretary of utilities and senior member of the regime.
*Sayyid Mohammed Gadhaf al-Dam, cousin of Gaddafi who is thought to be responsible for several deaths in Europe and is also thought to have been involved in arms procurement.
*Khamis Moammar Gaddafi, son and one of the closest associates of Gaddafi and commander of a military unit involved in repression of demonstrations.
*Mohammed Moammar Gaddafi, son and one of the closest associates of Gaddafi.
*Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, son and one of the closest associates of Gaddafi.
*Colonel Abdullah al-Senussi, director of military intelligence, who is thought to be involved in Abu Selim prison massacre. He is the brother-in-law of Gaddafi.