Libya trial for Gadhafi's son

Libya trial for Gadhafi's son

The Libyan people want to see Seif al-Islam Gadhafi tried at home for the crimes he committed against the Libyan people, said the minister, Mahmoud Shammam.

Seif al-Islam, captured over the weekend, is wanted by the Netherlands-based ICC on charges of crimes against humanity.

“The ICC is just a secondary court, and the people of Libya will not allow Seif al-Islam to be tried outside,” Shammam said on Sunday.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Saturday that he will travel to Libya on Monday for talks with Libya’s National Transitional Council on where the trial will take place.
Ocampo said that while national governments have the first right to try their own citizens for war crimes, his primary goal was to ensure Seif al-Islam has a fair trial.

Shammam said the NTC will discuss its decision with Ocampo during his visit.
Human Rights Watch called for Seif al-Islam to be promptly turned over to the International Criminal Court in a statement, citing the apparent killings in custody of his father and brother Muatassim on October 20 as “particular cause for concern”.

Intelligence chief captured

The Libyan information minister says Gadhafi’s intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi has been captured alive by revolutionary fighters on Sunday from a southern region called Fazan.