Posts Tagged ‘law’

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…

Extradition to Libya – extradition to torture -RT

Friday, June 29, 2012 Comments off


Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s former prime minister Al Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi is escorted in the office of his prison guard in Tripoli (REUTERS/Anis Mili)


The reports that the former Libyan prime minister who was extradited by Tunisia to Libya was tortured highlight the lack of justice and proper institutions in post-Gaddafi Libya, believes journalist Lizzie Phelan. 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…

Tahrir Trial: Mubarak gets life sentence for mass murder – RT

Saturday, June 2, 2012 Comments off

The former Egyptian president was charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the killing of 225 anti-government demonstrators and wounding of more than 1,800 in January last year. His co-defendant security chiefs were acquitted. Read more…

Libya bars ethnic, religious and tribal parties from elections

Thursday, April 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr.26, 2012
25 April -(RT) – Libya’s NTC has banned parties based on tribal, ethnic or religious affiliation from participating in the upcoming parliamentary elections. A new Islamist party seen by many as a leading political force is eager to refute the ban. 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…

Syria gears up for referendum

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Comments off

War-torn Syria is gearing up for an unprecedented referendum on a new draft constitution that would put an end to five decades of single-party rule. But the opposition is calling on the population to boycott the vote, which is set for Sunday. Read more…