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Gaddafi's son stays in Libya, for now

2012-06-01 22:59

The Hague - International Criminal Court judges say Libya does not have to hand over Muammar Gaddafi's son, pending a ruling on Tripoli's challenge to the court's right to try him.

Libyan authorities have for months been under pressure to surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Friday's ruling removes that pressure until the court's decision.

The son is wanted by the court on charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed early in his father's crackdown on dissent last year.

He was arrested in November in Libya's remote south, and is being held by a militia which refuses to surrender him to Libya's new rulers.

Libyan authorities say they want to put Saif al-Islam on trial in Libya. The ICC is a tribunal of last resort, intended to try suspects from countries that cannot or will not prosecute them.

Comments
  • Mandy Casey - 2012-06-02 00:41

    Go and face the music

  • bryan.billy2 - 2012-06-02 05:35

    wat abt thoz who killed GADDAFI? Does the human rights organisation agrees wt that?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-02 06:27

      Bryan, Sure, it was wrong, but it happened in a moment of chaos and showed the deep rooted hatred most Libyans had for this prostitute. The Libyans priority is certainly to make sure, that NEVER AGAIN any member of this family of criminal thugs, will be able to terorize them. Only than the Libyans will start investigating other crimes.

      Jan - 2012-06-02 13:43

      Live by the gun, die by the gun. Finish & klaar.

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