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Saif al-Islam could face justice in Libya instead of The Hague

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Saif al-Islam could face justice in Libya instead of The Hague

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The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could face trial in Libya, despite being wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is in Tripoli to discuss what to do about recently captured Saif al-Islam.

Even though warrants for crimes against humanity have been issued by the ICC, the prosecutor said Saif al-Islam should stay, if Libya’s justice system can cope.

During his visit to Libya, Moreno-Ocampo has no plans to meet with Saif al-Islam.

Meanwhile, the man whose forces seized Saif al-Islam has been appointed Defence Minister. Osama Al-Juwali is a former officer and Head of the Military Council in Zintan.

The former leader’s heir-apparent has been told by the country’s NTC government that he and his father’s former intelligence chief,

Abdullah al-Senussi, will both receive a fair trial.