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International Criminal Court Seeks Interpol Help to Arrest Qaddafi

Muammar Qaddafi

Aug. 29, 2010: Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi gestures as he arrives at Ciampino airport, near Rome. (AP)

The International Criminal Court prosecutor is seeking Interpol's help in arresting fugitive Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo is asking the international police organization to issue so-called "red notices" for Qaddafi and says arresting him is a "matter of time."

Moreno-Ocampo's office announced Thursday he also has sought Interpol help in the arrest of Qaddafi's son and one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam, and the regime's intelligence chief Abdullah Al-Sanoussi.

All three men are accused of crimes against humanity for unleashing a campaign of murder and torture since February in an attempt to crush dissent.

The court issued arrest warrants for the three men in June, but has no police force to detain the suspects.