Lawyer: Gaddafi's killers should be tried

2012-10-20 09:30
Muammar Gaddafi (Picture: AFP)

Muammar Gaddafi (Picture: AFP)

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Jerusalem - The Israeli attorney for the daughter of Muammar Gaddafi says those responsible for the longtime leader's killing a year ago should be brought to justice.

The lawyer, Nick Kaufman, was hired last year by the late dictator's daughter, Aisha.

Kaufman has represented other controversial figures in the past on the grounds that everybody deserves a fair trial.

Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafiwas captured a month after his father's death on 20 October 2011, and is being held in Libya.

The International Criminal Court has not approved yet the new Libyan government's plans to try Saif al-Islam in Libya for crimes against humanity.

Libya wants to try him at home.

Kaufman accused Libya of being incapable of giving Gaddafi's son a fair trial. He spoke on Friday to The Associated Press.

- AP
Read more on:    saif al-islam gaddafi  |  muammar gaddafi  |  libya  |  israel  |  north africa
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