|
|
|
|
|
28th Jamadi-us-Sani 1436 | Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
Islamic World

Gaddafi son's trial to begin in February

Saturday, 5 January 2013
Comments(0)
Cairo, January 05:

Saif al-Islam, the second son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial within the next month, Libya's Justice Minister Salah Maraghni said on national television.

"Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi and Gaddafi's former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi will be put on trial as soon as questioning is completed within the next month, as expected," Maraghni said.

The trial was originally set for September 2012, but was postponed in the light of al-Senussi's extradition to Libya from Mauritania as prosecutors hoped he could provide more evidence against Saif al-Islam.

Saif, 40, was considered the most likely successor to Gaddafi and actively supported his father's attempts to quash the Libyan rebellion in 2011.

Gaddafi's regime was overthrown in October 2011 by opposition forces with NATO's assistance after a seven-month civil war.

Gaddafi, who ruled the country for almost 42 years, was captured and killed by rebels near his home town of Sirte Oct 20, 2011.

Saif was captured in November 2011 by a militia group from the western mountain town of Zintan, where he has been held ever since.

He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court, but Libyan officials have refused to hand him over to The Hague.

Saif and his lawyers have asked for a trial in The Hague as they are afraid that he could face the death sentence if tried in Libya.

The Libyan authorities have promised Saif and former Gaddafi government officials a fair trial.

---IANS

Latest News

Tripura CPI-M leader sent to police custod...

Tripura CPI-M leader sent to police custody over wife's murder (20:52) Agartala, April 18 (IANS) A court in Tripura on Saturday sent sen ...

KMC polls: Mamata thanks administration, says 'police is man of the...

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday thanked the administration f ...

Kings XI post challenging 155/9 against KKR

Skipper George Bailey played a lone hand as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) posted a formidable 155/9 despite ...

Related News

34 dead in Afghan suicide attack, IS claims responsibility

At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing outside a ...

'Terrorists are common enemies of Pak...

Visiting Afghanistan army chief General Sher Muhammad Karimi on Saturday praised the Pakistan Army by labelling it as one of the "world’s ...

Saudi Arabia pledges $274 million for relief work in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued an order to allocate an amount of $274 m ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26510 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think GHMC is well geared up to eliminate the problems caused by sudden unseasonal rains?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com