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Date: Friday, 31-Aug-2012 04:10:58
An arrest warrant for former British prime minister Tony Blair is being sought by the Society for the Protection of our Constitution (Spoc).
"We filed a complaint with the SA Police Service yesterday and a 'crimes against the state' docket was opened," Muhammed Vawda, secretary of Spoc, said today.
"A case number was issued and it will go to the National Director of Public Prosecutions for a decision."
Blair and former US president George W Bush were found guilty in absentia of crimes against humanity by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal in November last year.
They were also found guilty of genocide for their roles in the Iraq War.The tribunal was presided over by five judges.
The court acknowledged that the verdict was non-enforceable, but the findings were reported to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.