Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Fair trial for Gaddafi’s son in Libya ‘impossible’ – ICC lawyer

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off




International Criminal court Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and her boss Xavier-Jean Keita give a press conference in the Hague, the Netherlands, on July 6, 2012 (ANP Phil Nijhuis/Netherlands Out)

An independent and impartial trial for Gaddafi`s son Saif al-Islam is “impossible” in Libya, International Criminal Court defense lawyer Melinda Taylor claims. Taylor was freed this week after spending a month behind bars in Libyan Zintan. Read more…

ICC expects release of legal team detained in Libya

Monday, July 2, 2012 Comments off

“Maxkamadda Dambiyada Caalamiga oo karaja qabta Siidaynta koox Qareeno Ah oo shaqaalahooda ka tirsan oo ay oo ay qabatay xukuumadda Liibiya”.

The International Criminal Court is expecting Libya to set free its four-member legal team that was detained after visiting Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the jailed son of slain Muammar Gaddafi. Read more…

Libya arrests ICC lawyer over ‘dangerous’ mail for Gaddafi son

Sunday, June 10, 2012 Comments off


Seif al-Islam Gaddafi is pictured sitting in a plane in Zintan November 19, 2011 (Reuters/Ismail Zitouny) – RT

Libyan authorities have detained four members of International Criminal Court (ICC) delegation in the city of Zintan after one member, a lawyer, allegedly passed “dangerous” documents to the son of Muammar Gaddafi. Read more…

Libya freezes rewards for ex-rebels over mass fraud

Sunday, April 15, 2012 Comments off

Libya’s National Transitional Council has suspended a multi-million-dollar payout program to former anti-Gaddafi rebels after admitting it was steeped in fraud. Officials cited duplicate payouts, and claims from impostors and even the dead. Read more…

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi ‘determined to defend himself – like Milosevic’ – RT

Thursday, April 12, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Apr. 12, 2012

Saif al-Islam is seen after his capture, in the custody of revolutionary fighters in Obari, Libya November 19, 2011 (Reuters/Ammar El-Darwish).

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the second son of the late Libyan leader, told his lawyer he was prepared to defend himself in court, just like former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. But it’s still unclear which court will try Gaddafi Jr. Read more…

Gaddafi son’s atrocity: Failing to license camels? – RT

Friday, April 6, 2012 Comments off

The most serious charge against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi that Libya managed to back with evidence is over his failure to obtain a license for his camels, the head of Human Rights Watch says. Read more…

Beyond ICC jurisdiction? Saif al-Islam stuck in Libya, ‘assaulted’ in detention

Friday, April 6, 2012 Comments off

By: RT

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (C). AFP PHOTO /FEBRUARY 17   

Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son will not be heading to the ICC any time soon because Libya, which never ratified the ICC treaty, wants to try Saif al-Islam on home soil.

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My turn! Libya, France, ICC battle over Gaddafi spy chief – RT

Monday, March 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Mar. 19, 2012

Libya is sending a delegation to Mauritania for the extradition of Abdallah al-Senussi, intelligence chief to Muammar Gaddafi. France has filed a competing extradition request, while the ICC is also seeking to bring him to trial.
­“Libya’s Foreign Service is in touch with its Mauritanian colleagues. We are planning to send a delegation to Nouakchott,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saad Elshlmani said on Sunday. Read more…

Afghan massacre suspect on flight to US

Friday, March 16, 2012 Comments off

An American soldier suspected of shooting 16 civilians in Afghanistan on Sunday is being moved to a military base in Kansas, say US officials. Read more…

Refugee camp massacre: Libyan militia launch racist raid

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 9, 2012

Huda Bel-Eid, a woman from Tawergha who was shot in the leg, sits in Tripoli Hospital in Libya, February 6, 2012 (Reuters / Ismail Zitouny) -RT.

Heavily armed fighters have attacked a camp of about 1,500 refugees on the outskirts of Tripoli, opening fire on its inhabitants. At least six were killed in the incident raising fears that civilians have little protection from militias running amok. Read more…