I received this from Ms. Hosseinioun today.
In this interview she rightly challenges the lack of transparency, explains Saif’s situation from a legal perspective, outlines the responsibilities of the NTC, the ICC and the prosecuter under International law.
She emphasizes that Saif has not been granted access to family, friends or genuine human rights organizations who wish to verify his status.
She also confirmed that the lawyers appointed are not ones he has chosen.
All of the above raise serious concerns about Saif.
In every way his human rights have been violated and International laws and norms that pertain to political prisoners, disregarded.
Mishana Hosseinioun and Aisha Gaddafi separately filed motions seeking permission to submit amicus curiae observations to the Pre-Trial Chamber hearing the case before the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi. Ms. Hosseinioun requested permission to contact Saif Gaddafi to assist him in the appointment of legal counsel while his sister requested permission to make “specific” observations to assist the Chamber in “determining whether the Libyan authorities truly desire to provide” the accused with “effective legal representation or to afford him a fair trial.”
Both applications were denied.
- Application on behalf of Mishana Hosseinioun for Leave to Submit Amicus Curiae Observations to the Chamber
- Application on behalf of Aisha Gaddafi for leave to submit amicus curiae observations concerning her brother – Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
- Decision on the Applications of Mishana Hosseinioun and Aisha Gaddafi to submit Amicus Curiae observations to the Chamber
- The ICC Denies Aisha Gaddafi’s Appeal On Behalf Of Saif Al Islam
- Aisha Gaddafi Applies To The ICC On Behalf Of Saif Al Islam
- Urgent Action: Viva Libya Saif Al Islam Gaddafi File And Final Appeal
21 Apr 2012 by ay4ever
BBC World Service Newshour interview with Mishana Hosseinioun on the case of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, 18 April 2012
Here is the direct link from the BBC website: BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00qjmkt