Libya can try Gadhafi's son

Libya can try Gadhafi's son

Luis Moreno-Ocampo was in Tripoli on Tuesday for talks with Libya’s new leaders about their plans for Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, who was captured Saturday in southern Libya. The ICC has charged him with crimes against humanity. Libya’s new leaders have said they will try Seif al-Islam at home even though they have yet to set up a court system.

“Seif is captured so we are here to ensure cooperation,” Moreno-Ocampo said. “If they (Libyans) prosecute the case, we will discuss with them how to inform the judges, and they can do it, but our judges have to be involved.”

The ICC, which is based in The Hague, Netherlands, has also charged Gadhafi’s former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senoussi, with crimes against humanity.