Qaddafi's Son Saif al-Islam Faces Trial in Tripoli.

Qaddafi's Son Saif al-Islam Faces Trial in Tripoli.

Tripoli : Libya | Apr 10, 2012 at 8:59 AM PDT
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Saif al - Islam was the favorite to become heir to the former dictator, but after Qaddafi’s fall he was captured and will be tried in the Libyan capital for "murder, corruption and rape". He is still in the custody of the Zintan tribe.

Saif al - Islam will be transferred to the Libyan capital in 10 days, and his trial completed "before the election," parliamentary scheduled within two months, said spokesman Mohammed al-Hareizi. Gaddafi's son had been held since November of his captors, a former rebel town of Zintan, one of dozens of militias operating in the country outside of government control. For months, the militia refused to surrender to authorities Tripoli .

Human rights group advocates have urged Libyan authorities to hand over Seif Al Islam to be tried by the ICC International Hague amid fears it will not receive a fair trial in Libya.

It was not immediately clear whether he would be tried in a military court, where there is no right of appeal.

Seif Al Islam fully supported his father during the brutal repression of rebels in the final days of the regime, warning that there would be " rivers of blood "if protesters refused to accept offers of government reforms. The eight-month civil war, which began with protests inspired by popular revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, left thousands dead.

On Monday, the council spokesman of Zintan militia, Jwaili Hasan confirmed that they will deliver Saif Al Islam to authorities in Tripoli "sometime this week, without conditions."

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Qaddafi's Son Saif al-Islam Faces Trial in Tripoli.
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Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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