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05 April 2012 - Media release

INTERPOL issues Red Notices for former Libyan Minister of Interior and Deputy

LYON, France – At the request of Libya, INTERPOL has issued Red Notices for the former Libyan Minister of Interior, Al-Senussi Alozyre and for Naser Al-Mabrouk who served as his Deputy, who are both accused of a range of offences including carrying out illegal arrests, unjustified deprivation of personal liberty and torture.

Details of the two suspects have been circulated to all 190 INTERPOL member countries and INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support (FIS) unit is now liaising closely with National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in North and Western Africa to ensure that border control points are alerted to their wanted status.

Head of INTERPOL’s FIS unit, Stefano Carvelli said Libya’s request for the Red Notices was further evidence of the country’s ongoing commitment to the rule of law.

“Through issuing Red Notices, INTERPOL continues to support Libya in their efforts to target and arrest those individuals who have committed serious crimes and in ensuring that they are brought to justice to face the charges against them,” said Mr Carvelli.

INTERPOL’s FIS unit, supported by officers from the Middle East and North Africa sub-directorate and the 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre, is working with NCB Tripoli and other potentially involved countries in order to locate and arrest the two fugitives.

Since March 2011, through the publication of Orange Notice global alerts against a number of Libyan nationals, including members of Colonel Gaddafi’s family and close associates, INTERPOL has been warning member states of the danger posed by the movement of these individuals and their assets following the sanctions established by United Nations Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973 (2011).