Aisha Gaddafi seeks to help brother Saif al-Islam
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 09:45
  
The Hague: One of Muammar Gaddafi's daughters has asked to intervene in proceedings against her brother at the International Criminal Court, saying she wants to protect his interests.

The court has charged Saif al-Islam Gaddafi with crimes against humanity for his alleged involvement in the brutal crackdown early last year on anti-government protesters who eventually toppled his father's 42-year-old dictatorship.

Saif was arrested in November by rebel fighters in Libya's remote southern desert and has been held largely without access to the outside world ever since.

Libya's new rulers say they want to try Saif. Today Aisha Gaddafi filed a request to act as a "friend of the court" to provide "concrete information" she said could help judges decide their next step.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 09:45


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