ICC upholds case against Libya’s Saif Al Islam

BRUSSELS, The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday unanimously confirmed the admissibility of the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi .

The ICC in a press release said the Court rejected his appeal against the Pre-Trial Chamber I?’s decision dismissing his challenge to the admissibility of this case.

The situation in Libya was referred to the ICC Prosecutor by the United Nations Security Council in its Resolution 1970.

On 3 March 2011, the Prosecutor announced the opening of an investigation in the situation in Libya.

On 27 June 2011, the ICC issued three warrants of arrest respectively for late Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and former intelligence chief Abdullah Al-Senussi for crimes against humanity allegedly committed across Libya from 15 until at least 28 February 2011, through the State apparatus and Security Forces. The ICC based at the Hague formally terminated the case against Muammar Gaddafi on 22 November 2011, due to his death.

On October 11, 2013, the ICC decided that the case against Abdullah Al-Senussi is inadmissible before the court as it was currently subject to domestic proceedings conducted by the Libyan competent authorities and that Libya is willing and able genuinely to carry out such investigation.

Source: Kuwait News Agency