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ICC in Libya over case of Saif Gaddafi

2012-04-18 14:24

Tripoli - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has arrived in the Libyan capital to follow up on the case of Muammar Gaddafi’s captured son Saif al-Islam.

The Hague-based court is locked in a legal tug-of-war with Libya's ruling National Transitional Council over who should try Saif al-Islam, who was captured last year following the ouster and death of his father.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo told The Associated Press at Tripoli's airport on Wednesday he would also travel to the coastal city of Misrata to investigate allegations of abuse in detention facilities run by militiamen who fought Gaddafi’s forces.

"There's torture, extrajudicial executions, rape of both men and women," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in January.

Comments
  • Lordwick - 2012-04-18 15:34

    I was expecting the people who helped the rebels to topple Gaddaffi to restore peace in that country instead of prosecuting this man...what a waste!!! Even if they can kill Gaddafi's son,but the country would not be stable again.FFKS!!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-18 17:57

      Lordwick, The ICC toppled gaddafi ??? What are you on about ?? The only plane the ICC has, is an executive jet !! But in any case, he would get a far more fair trial in the Hague, as ironically, it is this lovely corrupt violent thug's daddy, who destroyed the judiciary in Libya. The security forces and the judiciary were only there, to keep a Tyrant in power !!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-18 17:57

      Lordwick, The ICC toppled gaddafi ??? What are you on about ?? The only plane the ICC has, is an executive jet !! But in any case, he would get a far more fair trial in the Hague, as ironically, it is this lovely corrupt violent thug's daddy, who destroyed the judiciary in Libya. The security forces and the judiciary were only there, to keep a Tyrant in power !!

  • juliusedwa - 2012-04-18 15:49

    Gaddafi son did nothing, he was not a commander nor a soldier, why is he prosecuted? he was an ordnary citizen and I wonder if they will find him guilty..........or he will representing his father?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-18 17:59

      juliusedwa, Did you enjoy your 2011 ,year long, solo around the world yacht voyage !!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-18 17:59

      juliusedwa, Did you enjoy your 2011 ,year long, solo around the world yacht voyage !!

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