Gaddafi son 'would be hanged in Libya', defence tells ICC
[Al Ahram] Muammar Qadaffy's
...a reminder that a single man with an idea can change an entire nation, usually for the worse...
son Seif al-Islam without a doubt would get a death sentence if tried in Libya, his lawyer told the Hague-based International Criminal Court
... where Milosevich died of old age before being convicted ...
"Although the Libyan government has danced around the issue, let's be very clear: if convicted (in Libya) Mr Qadaffy will be hanged," Melinda Taylor, a court-appointed lawyer, told judges amid a dispute on where Seif should face justice.
While the ICC wants Seif, the only son of the slain Libyan leader in jug, to be tried in The Hague, Libya's post-revolutionary authorities insist he should stand trial in his home country.
Libya's lawyers told a three-judge bench on Tuesday the country had enough evidence to charge Seif with crimes against humanity, committed when Qadaffy and his loyalists tried to put down Libya's bloody revolution last year.
But the lawyers admitted although Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
was committed to a fair trial for Qadaffy, it was a "complicated process and that Libya needed more time."
Taylor, a member of the ICC's defence office, said Qadaffy's right to a fair trial was being violated while he is held in isolation in the northwestern Libyan hilltown of Zintan, where he has been in jug since his arrest on November 19.
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