The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed the warrant of arrest for Al-Tuhami Mohamned Khaled, the chief of Internal Security Department in the Gaddafi regime.
"The Gaddafi regime official is allegedly responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the context of the situation in Libya in 2011." The ICC explained on Monday.
The ICC also remarked that the unsealing of the warrant was requested by the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda.
""Reclassifying the warrant of arrest as public may facilitate Al-Tuhami's arrest and surrender as all states will then be aware of its existence" and "could foster support and cooperation for an arrest operation from the international community". Bensouda indicated.
According to the ICC's report, the arrest warrant was issued under seal on April 18, 2013.
By that warrant, Al-Tuhami was wanted for committing four crimes against humanity (imprisonment, torture, persecution, and other inhumane violations) allegedly committed in Libya from 15 February 2011 until 24 August 2011, besides being also charged with three war crimes (torture, cruel treatment and outrages upon personal dignity) allegedly committed in Libya from at least early March 2011 to 24 August 2011.
The UN Security Council had previously referred the situation in Libya to the ICC's Prosecutor as per the resolution No.1970 that was passed on February 26, 2011.
On March 03, 2011 the ICC Prosecutor decided to open investigation into the situation in Libya.