Libya wants more time to update ICC on Saif

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 21:56

Amsterdam: Libya asked the International Criminal Court to give it until January 31 to say whether Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the most prominent son of the former leader, will be surrendered to The Hague to face trial for war crimes.

The court said on Tuesday that Libya had asked for a three week extension to a January 10 deadline to provide information about Saif al-Islam. It could not meet the deadline because of the country`s security situation.

The Hague-based war crimes court indicted Saif al-Islam, along with his father and Libya`s former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi. Prosecutors accuse them of involvement in the killing of protesters during the revolt that eventually toppled Muammar Gaddafi in August.

Amsterdam: Libya asked the International Criminal Court to give it until January 31 to say whether Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the most prominent son of the former leader, will be surrendered to The Hague to face trial for war crimes.

The court said on Tuesday that Libya had asked for a three week extension to a January 10 deadline to provide information about Saif al-Islam. It could not meet the deadline because of the country`s security situation.

The Hague-based war crimes court indicted Saif al-Islam, along with his father and Libya`s former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi. Prosecutors accuse them of involvement in the killing of protesters during the revolt that eventually toppled Muammar Gaddafi in August.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 08:50

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