Libya to move Gadhafi’s son to Tripoli for trial

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s prosecutor general says Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the only son of the former dictator in custody in the country, will be moved to Tripoli to join 37 former regime members in a pre-trial session over charges of murder and crimes committed during 2011 civil war.

Abdel-Qader Radwan told reporters that Gadhafi’s son will be facing an “indictment chamber” Thursday at Tripoli Criminal Court along with former spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi and other defendants. He said Wednesday that the hearing will not be open to public.

Amnesty International has urged authorities to “immediately hand” Gadhafi’s son and al-Senoussi to the International Criminal Court where they are wanted on charges of crimes against humanity. Amnesty official Hassiba Hadj Sahrahoui said Wednesday that a trial in Libya “today will not serve justice.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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