The International Criminal Court calls on Libya to deliver Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has told Libyan authorities to surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi who is wanted in the Hague for crimes against humanity. The former dictator’s son was arrested in November by rebel fighters in Libya and was indicted for killing and persecuting civilians during the uprising. The Libyan authorities have requested a postponement in handing over Saif in order to try him in their country but the ICC judges have rejected the request. Libyan authorities have since expressed their intention to challenge the ICC’s jurisdiction but the Hague judges say that until the challenge is filed, Libya remains under an obligation to surrender him.

 


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