Saturday, July 04
Latest News
  1. Kuwait tightens security as emir attends joint prayers
  2. Mourners hold minute's silence at Tunisia beach attack resort
  3. Nigerian leader condemns 'inhuman, barbaric' Boko Haram attacks
  4. Greek banks say have sufficient liquidity until Tuesday
  5. UN watchdog chief says 'more work needed' with Iran after visit
  6. Yemen clashes, strikes kill 21 in Aden
  7. Tunisia arrests 8 with 'direct links' to beach massacre
  8. Israel says Hamas linked to IS assault on Egyptians
  9. Iraq Christians train to recapture homes from IS
  10. IS destroys statue outside Syria's Palmyra museum
  11. UN watchdog chief says 'more work needed' with Iran after visit
  12. Yemen clashes, strikes kill 21 in Aden
  13. Tunisia arrests 8 with 'direct links' to beach massacre
  14. BBC announces it will cut more than 1,000 jobs
  15. Judge: Court overturns death sentences in mob killing of Afghan woman
  16. 'No breakthrough yet' in Iran talks, Britain says
  17. US train with toxic chemicals derails, catches fire
  18. UNESCO chief warns about militant 'culture cleansing'
  19. Kuwait MPs pass $23.2 bn deficit budget on oil slide
  20. Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after IS bombing

Gadhafi's son appears in Libyan court for first time

Jan. 17, 2013 5:02 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 18, 2013 3:08 P.M.)
TRIPOLI (Reuters) -- Muammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam appeared in a court on Thursday for the first time since his capture more than a year ago, Libya's public prosecutor's office said.

The son of the former Libyan leader is wanted by the International Criminal Court but his appearance in a criminal court in the western town of Zintan was not part of a war crimes trial.

Thursday's court hearing was related to a meeting Saif al-Islam's had with his ICC-appointed lawyer last June. The lawyer, Australian Melinda Taylor, was herself arrested and held for three weeks after that, accused of handing her client documents that could endanger national security.

"He is charged with involvement with the ICC delegation which is accused of carrying papers and other things related to the security of the Libyan state," Taha Baara, spokesman for the prosecutor, told Reuters.

"Investigations for trying him for war crimes are over and he will be put on trial for that at a later time," Baara told Reuters.

Libya has resisted the ICC's request to extradite Saif al-Islam for trial in The Hague, saying it wants to prosecute him at home, where he could face the death penalty.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015