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Libya to hold its own trial over Gaddafi son

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Saif Gaddafi. Photo: EPA  

Libya has said it will hold its own trial over Muammar Gaddafi`s son Seif al-Islam, thus rejecting a request to hand him over to face justice in The Hague Tribunal.

Human rights activists insist that Seif al-Islam must face trial in The Hague since Libya cannot guarantee their trial to be fair and unbiased.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was indicted in June along with his father and the Gaddafi regime’s intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senoussi, for killing and persecuting civilians in the early days of the uprising.

He was arrested in November by rebel fighters in Libya’s remote southern desert while trying to flee to neighboring Niger and has been held largely incommunicado since then.

 Apr 5, 2012

AFP, TASS

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