John Jones, Q.C., Defense Lawyer for Saif Gaddafi, Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances




With immense sadness we share the tragic news of the death of John Jones QC.

John was a good friend, great colleague and a brilliant and creative lawyer.

John was admired and appreciated for his amazing sense of humour, his professionalism and his deep commitment to justice and the rule of law.

His death is a huge loss for all of us in Chambers, for the British and International legal profession but mostly for his family to whom we offer our sincerest and deepest condolences.

Messages of support can be sent to and cards or letters can be sent to Chambers.  These will be forwarded to John’s family.  Further information as well as details on funeral arrangements will be posted on this page as and when they become available.

Doughty Street Chambers Statement
John Jones, Q.C.Biography

Editorial Comment:

At the time of this posting, there has been no official mention of the passing of John Jones on either his Doughty Street Chambers profile or the ICC Defense Team twitter account @SGaddafi_ICCDEF.

He has demonstrated dedication and integrity as legal counsel for Saif Gaddafi and the Gaddafi family. 

I am deeply saddened by this news. 


وفاة محامي سيف الاسلام القذافي في ظروف غامضة

عبدالباسط بن هامل – بوابة افريقيا الاخبارية

ذكر مصدر مطلع لـ”بوابة افريقيا الاخبارية” أن محامي نجل الزعيم الليبي الراحل معمر القذافي ” سيف الاسلام “، ” جون جونز ” البريطاني الجنسية، توفي اليوم الاثنين في ظروف غامضة بالعاصمة البريطانية لندن.

وكان جونز يترأس فريق الدفاع عن سيف الاسلام القذافي أمام محكمة الجنايات الدولية في لاهاي، طيلة السنوات الماضية، حيث شدد مرارا قبل وفاته على أن محاكمة موكله ” سيف الاسلام ” التي تجري بليبيا صورية وباطلة.