Libya will not hand over Gaddafi son Seif to ICC, minister says

AFP , Tuesday 22 Nov 2011

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor visits Libya, saying he doesn't expect to meet Seif Al-Islam


Libya will not hand over Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son Seif Al-Islam to the International Criminal Court for trial, interim justice minister Mohammed Al-Allagui said on Tuesday.

His comments came as the court's chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo was in Tripoli for talks on jurisdiction in the case of Seif and Gaddafi’s spymaster Abdullah Al-Senussi, both of whom are wanted by the court on charges of crimes against humanity.

"In a nutshell, we are not going to hand him over," Allagui said when asked about Seif, who was captured in Libya's far-flung Saharan south on Saturday after three months on the run.

Asked by AFP if he expected to meet Seif during his visit, Moreno-Ocampo said "No."

The Gaddafi son is being held in the mainly Berber hilltown of Zintan, in the Nafusa Mountains some 170 kilometres (110 miles) southwest of Tripoli.

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