The following report makes no sense whatsoever. Whether Saif is to be tried at The Hague or in Libya is a constant back and forth argument with no forthcoming resolution.
Meanwhile, the simple facts remain.
We have no proof that Saif is alive and if he is, we have no way to ascertain his physical condition. Saif has been denied legal counsel and refused access to his family and friends.
If he was to be tried in Libya, on what basis? He has not been charged with any crime.
It is apparent that any effort to conduct a trial, whether at The Hague or in Tripoli, will be strictly motivated by political revenge and a “fair trial” will be impossible in either scenario.
The only hope for Saif is that he be released immediately.
His arrest and detainment were unlawful. He is innocent.
#Libya: ICC demands NATO-led rebels handover Saif al-Islam after he has been denied access to lawyer, fair trial & tortured for six months.
— curtis doebbler (@cdoebbler) April 5, 2012
Muammar Gaddafi’s most-influential son won’t be heading to the War Crimes Court any time soon. Libya wants to try Saif al-Islam on home soil, over the killing of protesters in the revolt which deposed his father. The Hague’s lawyers are saying he’s allergedly been mistreated and beaten by militia in custody.
Afshin Rattansi, author and journalist talks to RT. He says the crimes court is a sham to international judicial machine.