Libya prosecutors to try Gaddafi son, spy chief for murder

[JURIST] Saif al-Islam Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the son of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] was charged on Tuesday with murder, relating to the 2011 Libya conflict [JURIST backgrounder], a Libyan prosecutor said. Prosecutors also charged former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] with murder. If convicted, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for his alleged role in murdering civilians during the 2011 uprising. According to prosecutors, al-Senussi confessed to collaborating to produce car bombs [AP report] in Benghazi during the uprising. The trial for Gaddafi and al-Senussi is scheduled to begin September 19.

Al-Senussi and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi also face charges of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website]. In July the ICC rejected Libya’s request [JURIST report] to suspend the order to hand over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. In June Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyer accused Libyan officials [JURIST report] of defying the ICC by announcing that Saif al-Islam’s trial would begin in August. In February the ICC ordered Libya to extradite al-Senussi [JURIST report] to face charges of crimes against humanity for his role in the 2011 uprising.

JURIST http://jurist.org/paperchase/2013/08/libya-prosecutors-to-try-gaddafi-son-spy-chief-for-murder.php

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyer calls for UK intervention over execution fears

8 August 2013

Chris Stephen in Tripoli

William Hague criticised by UK barrister for failing to back ICC ruling ordering Libya to hand over dictator’s son to Hague court

The British lawyer of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has called on the UK to intervene on his client’s behalf amid fears that the son of the former Libyan dictator will be sentenced to death in a trial expected later in August.

(c) 2013 Guardian News & Media Ltd http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/08/saif-al-islam-gaddafi-lawyer-uk-intervention-death

Libya to contest ICC bid to try Gaddafi son

Officials “preparing appeal” to reverse Hague-based court’s decision to prosecute Saif al-Islam for war crimes.

Last Modified: 02 Jun 2013 22:15
Libya has said that it will appeal to the International Criminal Court to reverse its decision to prosecute Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the country’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya must hand Gaddafi’s son to ICC: Hague

Libya had challenged the ICC’s right to put Saif al-Islam Gaddafi on trial on the grounds that since Libya was planning its own proceedings.

World Bulletin/News Desk

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on Friday that Libya must hand over the son of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi to the court, which wants to try him for alleged crimes committed during the revolution that toppled his father.

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