Mauritania arrests top Libyan sought by ICC


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The Independent Online

Mauritania's official information agency says security officials there have arrested former Libyan official Abdullah al-Senoussi. He is sought by the International Criminal Court. 

The official communique says the former Libyan intelligence chief was arrested today at the airport in the capital of the West African nation. It says he was coming from Morocco and was carrying a fake Malian passport. 

Libyan foreign ministry spokesman Saad al-Shilmani said the arrest was not confirmed. 

The ICC indicted al-Senoussi and Muammar Gaddafi's son for crimes against humanity, including multiple murders, allegedly committed during the former regime's crackdown on dissent.