ICC tries to free Libyan delegation

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ICC tries to free Libyan delegation

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The International Criminal Court has sent a team of negotiators into Libya to attempt to secure the release of a delegation.

The team had gone to the town of Zintan to interview Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan dictator, who the ICC wants extradited for trial for war crimes, while the Libyans want him tried in Libya.

“The delegation’s bags were searched for security reasons and this is just routine for these kind of visits. It turns that this lady was carrying a pen with a camera and with the other lady was a watch with a recording machine, all this stuff was confiscated by the prosecution and the prosecution is still continuing the investigation,” said lawyer Ahmed al-Jehani, who liases between the Libyan government and the ICC in The Hague.

The ICC has expressed concern about the conditions in which Gaddafi is being kept, and if Libya’s justice system can meet standards of international law.