Sunday, November 20, 2011

UK Offers Help In Prosecution Of Gaddafi - 20th Nov 2011

The Government has offered International Criminal Court prosecutors "every assistance" as they prepare to travel to the Libya capital Tripoli for talks with leaders over the trial of Saif al Islam Gaddafi.

The late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son was seized on Saturday in southern Libya with two aides, who were trying to smuggle him out to neighbouring Niger.

His arrest after months on the run sparked a wave of celebrations among jubilant citizens across newly liberated Libya.

Libyan leaders have given assurances that the 39-year-old will be tried in accordance with international guidelines amid fears he would meet the same fate as his father.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo will travel to Tripoli in the next few days to discuss arrangements for the trial, including where it will be staged.

Prime Minister David Cameron offered support to the court and the Libyan government to ensure Saif al Islam faces justice for his role in the "barbaric" reign of terror. Read More