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War crimes court: Libya wants to keep Gadhafi son

War crimes court: Libya wants to keep Gadhafi son

The International Criminal Court says that the government of Libya has challenged the court's right to try Moammar Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, for war crimes.
The Hague, Netherlands-based court is authorized by the United Nations to try war crimes committed during Libya's civil war. It has issued an arrest warrant for Seif al-Islam on charges of murdering and persecuting civilians in the early days of the uprising that toppled his father's regime last year.
The court said Tuesday it has received a formal submission from Libya's new regime arguing that Seif al-Islam should be tried on Libyan soil.


Updated : 2020-12-02 03:31 GMT+08:00