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Archive for October 10th, 2012

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Wednesday 10th October 2012  The defence lawyer for Col Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, has told the International Criminal Court its reputation would be harmed by a trial inside Libya. Melinda Taylor told an ICC public hearing there was no doubt he would be hanged if found guilty. Libyan officials want Saif Gaddafi, who is accused of war crimes, to  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 10th October 2012  The fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya last month has become a test of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s leadership and a threat to her much-admired legacy as America’s top diplomat just a few months before she plans to step down. Clinton was among the first Obama administration officials to publicly condemn  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 10th October 2012  The US state department has released a full account of what happened the night its ambassador to Libya was killed, rejecting its own earlier claims that the attack was a protest that had got out of hand. In an extraordinary move, officials appeared to lay the blame for confusion over what happened in the Libyan city of Benghazi  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 10th October 2012  A lawyer for the son and one-time heir-apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is warning the International Criminal Court that its reputation will be damaged if it allows Libya to put him on trial. Melinda Taylor, one of Seif al-Islam Gadhafi’s court-funded defense lawyers, told judges that any trial in Libya will be “not motivated  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The International Criminal Court in The Hague held its first public hearing on Tuesday in the dispute on where to try two of the most important confidants of the former Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi: his sonSeif al-Islam el-Qaddafi and his brother-in-law Abdullah Senussi. Libya has asked the court to abandon its claim against the two men, who are accused of crimes  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 Former foreign secretary named in legal documents concerning Gaddafi opponents held after MI6 tip-offs Jack Straw, the former foreign secretary, and Sir Mark Allen, a former senior MI6 officer, have been cited as key defendants in court documents that describe in detail abuse meted out to Libyan dissidents and their families after being abducted and handed  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Reports of Libya’s demise are greatly exaggerated. If you read the op-ed published a few days ago in the Libya Herald by Adrian Hong, you would have thought that with Mustafa Abushagur’s dismissal Libya’s future was apocalyptic. The author used a lot of ‘mays’ and ‘potentials’ to support his argument that Abushagur was Libya’s only hope to avoid an economic, political  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 10th October 2012  The State Department says it never concluded that an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya was simply a protest gone awry, a statement that places the Obama administration’s own foreign policy arm in sync with Republicans. That extraordinary message, appearing to question the administration’s initial description of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Libya can guarantee the son of its former dictator a fair trial, Libyan government lawyers said on Tuesday at a hearing on whether Saif al-Islam Gaddafi should face justice at home or at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague. ICC judges will rule whether Libya is capable of properly trying the man once seen as Gaddafi’s heir-apparent  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The Libyan government argued Tuesday that it should not have to hand over Saif al-Islam Gadhafi to the International Criminal Court because the court in the Hague, Netherlands, does not have jurisdiction in the case. Gadhafi, son of deposed strongman Moammar Gadhafi, was facing an arrest warrant from the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity at the time of his  [ Read More ]