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Archive for October 9th, 2012

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 Libyans prosecutors have gathered “considerable” evidence Saif Al Islam Gaddafi for war crimes, including the shooting of unarmed protesters, the lawyer for Libya’s government has told International Criminal Court. Philippe Sands QC, acting for the Libyan government said that an investigation, carried out with international assistance, “has already produced considerable results” supporting ICC indictments for murder  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 9th October 2012  Libya is in the midst of a cabinet crisis, but there’s not a complete power vacuum. A unity government is still possible Libya’s experiment in democracy has taken another unexpected turn. On the surface, the elections to the General National Congress (GNC) last July produced a surprising victory for the “liberal” National Forces Alliance (NFA) and a fairly  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 9th October 2012  Ansar al-Sharia, which is believed to be responsible for death of Chris Stevens, fled to remote Jebel Akhdar region in September An Islamist militia suspected of the killing of America’s Libya ambassador is being blockaded in a remote, forested region in the east of the country, but army commanders say they lack the firepower to capture the militiamen.  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 9th October 2012  The International Criminal Court (ICC) is holding its first public hearing in the case of one of the sons of Libyan leader Col Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam. He is accused of committing war crimes against the rebels who overthrew his father last year. His ICC lawyers are expected to argue he will not receive a fair trial  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 9th October 2012  The International Criminal Court (ICC) is holding its first public hearing in the case of one of the sons of Libyan leader Col Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam. He is accused of committing war crimes against the rebels who overthrew his father last year. But there is disagreement over whether he should be prosecuted in Libya or The  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 9th October 2012  The International Criminal Court is holding a two-day hearing into where the eldest son of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi should be put on trial. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi is charged by the international court with crimes against humanity for his alleged involvement in the deadly crackdown on dissent against his father’s rule. However Libyan authorities say  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 9th October 2012  Libya to challenge the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court to try Saif al-Islam in The Hague. Libya is to challenge the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try Saif al-Islam, one of the sons of Muammar Gaddafi, the country’s late leader. Saif was indicted by the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity after reportedly organising a campaign of  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  It was announced today, Monday, that another of July’s victors in the elections to  the General National Congress has lost her appeal against the Integrity Commission decision to ban her. According to Integrity Commission spokesman Nasser Bennour, Tripoli’s Appeal Court this morning upheld the commission’s devision to bar Maryam Ali Ahmed Farda. Ms Farda, a member of the National Forces Alliance,  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The top U.S. counter-terrorism adviser will visit Libya on Tuesday to discuss the investigation into the killing of the U.S. ambassador at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last month, a Libyan protocol official said. John Brennan, the senior White House adviser on counter-terrorism, will meet with the president of the national congress, Mohammed Magarief, as well as army, intelligence, interior  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The Egyptian embassy in Tripoli says it sent two buses yesterday, Sunday, towards Bani Walid in the hope of rescuing Egyptian workers living in the besieged town. However, an embassy official said they returned empty having been turned back half way because the road ahead was deemed insecure. There was another attempt today when three buses were sent,  [ Read More ]