ICC rejects Gaddafi daughter input in Saif case

Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 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.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 21:53

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