Gaddafi son to be tried in Libya – minister

2012-01-23 16:22

Tripoli - The International Criminal Court accepts that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will be tried in Libya rather than at the Hague-based court, Libyan Justice Minister Ali Khalifa Ashur said on Monday.

"Libya applied on Friday to the ICC for Saif to be tried in a Libyan court. The ICC accepted," he told Reuters.

An investigation into the son of the overthrown Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had yet to finish but his trial date would be announced when it had been completed, Ashur added.

The ICC issued an arrest warrant for Saif al-Islam after prosecutors accused him and others of involvement in the killing of protesters during the revolt that eventually toppled his father in August.

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-23 17:18

    God's Justice be done

      david.lebethe - 2012-01-23 17:44

      Hopefully your God is not one sided. Otherwise, I may as well join devil when I reach the other side to defeat that God.

      Barry - 2012-01-23 20:33

      What has your fictitious God got to do with it ?

  • Anthony - 2012-01-23 17:21

    The Libyan people can't wait to see this criminal thug in a cage !!!!

      Barry - 2012-01-23 20:32

      Oh really ? Look at the place now. Gaddafi we miss you !

      Fred - 2012-04-06 05:18

      Barry and Ptrick miss the mad tyrant Moamar Gaddafi

  • david.lebethe - 2012-01-23 17:43

    Let's hope he gets a fair trial. Fair trial will, unlike popular believe, prove that there are two sides to the story and that the other side is a much guilty.

      Anthony - 2012-01-23 20:31

      @David.Lebethe, "Two sides to a story"?????????????????? When a leader and his sons, start mowing down anyone who oposes them!!!!! Which two sides ????? The one side alive, and the other side DEAD !!!!!!!

      Barry - 2012-01-23 20:57

      @Anthony ...the only entity that was mowing down anything in Libya was disgusting NATO

      Barry - 2012-01-23 20:58

      @david.. I agree. I dont think it will happen in Libya as the place is ungovernable currently. Courtesy of the USA and NATO of course

      Anthony - 2012-01-23 21:08

      @Barry, The Libyan people must be getting soo sick and tired, after more than 12 months, listening to all thses half baked pseudo intelectual BS stories, on what is good for them and what not. No wonder they could not give a sh.t about Africa !!!

      Fred - 2012-04-06 05:19

      Barry/Patrick, what was Nato targeting in Libya?

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