Libya

Libya vows to put Saif al-Islam Gaddafi on trial at home

The Libyan authorities will put Saif al-Islam Gaddafi on trial in their own country rather than sending him to the Hague. That’s despite calls for him to be sent to the Hague.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured during the week, reportedly while dressed as a camel herder and attempting to cross the southern Libya border into Niger. The new government in Tripoli now says that since his alleged crimes occurred in Libya, it is in Libya that he should be tried.

There was much discussion, too, about what to do with Saif al-Islam’s father Muammar Gaddafi when he was captured. That debate was cut short when Gaddafi Snr was killed. Libya’s transitional government will want to show that it can do a better job of delivering justice for Saif al-Islam.

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