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Appeals Court Orders Qaddafi
Son Tried in Hague, Not Libya

New York Times, by Marlise Simons

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/22/2014 1:57:38 AM

Paris - In the extended legal dispute over who has the right to prosecute a son of the former Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the case should be tried, as planned, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The 4-to-1 decision may well find a place in the legal footnotes of postrevolutionary Libya. But lawyers familiar with the case agreed that it would have little bearing on the fate of the son, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi. The Libyan authorities have always insisted that Mr. Qaddafi, a man of considerable authority as well as his father’s heir apparent, must be tried in his own country

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I guess the odds of a terrorist strike to free Qaddafi´s son in the Hague would be far less than those who want their pound of flesh in Libya. (Or money robbed by "the State"). Maybe we could borrow him to get his side of what happened in Benghazi.

      


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Appeals Court Orders Qaddafi
Son Tried in Hague, Not Libya
New York Times, by Marlise Simons    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 1:57:38 AM     Post Reply
Paris - In the extended legal dispute over who has the right to prosecute a son of the former Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the case should be tried, as planned, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The 4-to-1 decision may well find a place in the legal footnotes of postrevolutionary Libya. But lawyers familiar with the case agreed that it would have little bearing on the fate of the son, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi. The Libyan authorities have always insisted that Mr. Qaddafi, a man of considerable authority as well as his father’s heir apparent, must be tried in his own country

   

 

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