Libya says its courts are ready to try Gaddafi's son, loyalists
Libyan courts are ready to put on trial loyalists of former leader Moamer Gaddafi and his son, Saif al-Islam, government officials said on Tuesday, dpa reported.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was captured by Libyan fighters in November in the south of Libya, was indicted in June by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity during last year's conflict.
The courts are 95 per cent ready for the trial, reflecting Libya's respect for human rights, Prime Minister Abdul-Rahim al-Keib said.
"We are ready to carry out the trials of members of the former regime, be it those who are in the country or those who will be extradited," Deputy Justice Minister Khalifa Ashur told a press conference in Tripoli.
The ICC had called on Libya to hand over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi for trial, yet the new rulers of Libya insist on trying Gaddafi at home.
Libya also wants to try Gaddafi's former spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, at home. He was arrested in March in Mauritania, which promised to extradite him to Libya.