Lebanon court issues warrants for Gaddafi, other Libyan officials Joe Shaulis at 9:11 AM ET
[JURIST] Lebanon [JURIST news archive] on Wednesday charged Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi [official website; JURIST news archive] and six other officials with the 1978 disappearance of a prominent Lebanese cleric and issued warrants for their arrests. In Beirut, investigating magistrate Samih al-Haj charged Gaddafi with inciting the abduction of Imam Mussa Sadr [profile], who had traveled to Tripoli to meet Libyan officials. Libya [JURIST news archive] has denied involvement in the disappearance, claiming that Sadr left the country for Italy. The charges carry sentences ranging from seven years' imprisonment to the death penalty. AFP has more.
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