Libya: We'll Try Gadhafi Son

NTC will not hand Saif al-Islam Gadhafi over to the Hague
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 20, 2011 8:01 AM CST
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi Will Be Tried in Libya, Not the Hague, NTC Says
In this photo released Feb. 23, 2011, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi waits before a news conference in Tripoli, Libya, A Libyan militia commander has told reporters that Seif al-Islam has been captured.   (Hamza Turkia)

The Libyan information minister says Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent will be tried at home and will not be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Mahmoud Shammam says Libya's National Transitional Council will discuss its decision with the ICC's chief prosecutor when he visits Libya tomorrow. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi is wanted by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity.

But Shammam said today that it would only be fair for Libyans to try Saif al-Islam at home where he "committed crimes against Libyan people." The Gadhafi son was captured in the desert of southern Libya yesterday. (More Saif al-Islam Gadhafi stories.)

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