ICC Seeks Information From Libya On Seif Al-Islam

By Salon Staff

Published December 6, 2011 3:45PM (EST)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges are asking Libya where Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent is being held and if court officials can visit him.

Libyan authorities announced Nov. 19 that Seif al-Islam Gadhafi had been captured by fighters in the country's remote southern desert. Days later they said they plan to put Seif on trial, despite the Hague-based court having issued an arrest warrant on crimes against humanity charges.

The Hague-based court is now debating its next step and says it wants to hear from Seif himself.

In a document released Monday, judges ask Libya's new rulers "when and where" court officials could meet Seif to ask if he wants a lawyer and "to assess his physical and mental state."

Salon Staff

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