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ICC renews call to arrest Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Al-Islam [NRM E-Club Nakawa/Facebook]
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Al-Islam [NRM E-Club Nakawa/Facebook]

The International Criminal Court yesterday renewed its calls for the arrest of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Al-Khaleej Online reported.

Since 2011, the ICC has been calling for Gaddafi’s arrest on charges that he carried out crimes against humanity during the revolution that ousted his father, but the Libyan judiciary has insisted it would prosecute him.

However, he had been released and a couple of weeks ago, a family member announced he would run in the presidential elections.

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Gaddafi’s whereabouts remain unknown but called for him to be handed over to the international court.

Carrying out field investigations in Libya is difficult, she said. “The security situation is aggravating due to the conflict among the warring parties.”

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