Gaddafi son to get 'fair trial' - Libya's interim prime minister
Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Kib has said that the son of the late Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, who was arrested on Saturday, will be given a 'fair trial,' Sky News reported.
"I reassure our people and the world that Saif, and those with him, will be given a fair trial in which international rights and norms will be guaranteed," the TV channel quoted Kib as saying, RIA Novosti reported.
Kib's statement came after the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, expressed concerns on Saturday over the trial of Saif al-Islam.
Ocampo said that while national governments had the right to try their own citizens for war crimes, he was concerned that Saif al-Islam would get a fair trial and would be tried for the same charges he faced at the ICC.
"The good news is that Saif al-Islam is arrested, he is alive, and now he will face justice," Ocampo said.
Western media reported on Saturday, quoting Libya's interim justice minister, Mohammed al-Alagy as saying, that Saif al-Islam who is accused of crimes against humanity, will likely be tried in Libya and could be sentenced to death.
Gaddafi's regime was overthrown in October by opposition forces with NATO's assistance after a seven-month civil war. Gaddafi, who had ruled the country for almost 42 years, was captured and killed by rebels near his home town of Sirte in late October.