Monday, June 17, 2013

BBC News - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to be tried in Libya in August

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi after his capture in November 2011
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been held in Zintan since 2011

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former leader Libyan Col Muammar Gaddafi, will be tried in August, the prosecutor's office has announced.

It said the case against him and other senior regime members would include charges of forming criminal gangs, inciting rape and illegal detentions.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan told the BBC that they would "receive a fair trial".

Libya has resisted the International Criminal Court's requests to extradite Saif al-Islam for trial in The Hague. He is wanted by the ICC on war crimes charges, but Tripoli insists he will be prosecuted at home, where he could face the death penalty.

Among those who are expected to go on trial in August are Col Gaddafi's intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi and ex-Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi...............

FULL ARTICLE HERE: BBC News - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to be tried in Libya in August

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