AI: Saif Gaddafi must be transferred safely to ICC

Amnesty International, Oct 28, 2011

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi has reportedly taken refuge among Sahara nomads in NigerSaif Al-Islam Gaddafi has reportedly taken refuge among Sahara nomads in Niger

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The NTC has a responsibility to prevent harm coming to Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi so they can face justice for their alleged crimes

Amnesty International’s Marek Marczynski, Oct 28, 2011

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi must be allowed to surrender to the International Criminal Court to face investigation for crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said today amid reports that the fugitive son of Colonel al-Gaddafi is willing to turn himself in.

The ICC prosecutors said today the Court is in indirect contact with Saif al-Islam over his possible surrender. Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, who is also wanted for crimes against humanity by the ICC, is also reportedly prepared to face justice in The Hague.

“If reports are correct that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi are willing to hand themselves over to the International Criminal Court, they must be allowed to do so and their safety and rights must be guaranteed,” said Marek Marczynski from Amnesty International’s International Justice Team.

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