ICC rejects Gaddafi daughter input in Saif case
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 21:53
The Hague: International Criminal Court judges have rejected a request by Muammar Gaddafi's daughter to intervene in the case against her brother, Saif al-Islam.

Aisha Gaddafi filed a request Tuesday to act as "amicus curiae," or "friend of the court" to provide "concrete information" she said could help judges decide their next step.

Judges rejected the request today, saying it was "misplaced and contrary to the intended purpose" of an amicus curiae.

Saif was arrested in November in Libya's remote southern desert.

The Hague-based court wants to put him on trial in The Hague, however Libyan officials want him to be tried in Libya.

The ICC charged Seif last year with crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the brutal crackdown on civilians demonstrating against his father's regime.


First Published: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 21:53

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