Libya: Trials of 30, including Gaddafi's son, referred to higher tribunal

A Libyan prosecutor says a court has referred Moammar Gadhafi's son and more than 30 others, including his prime minister and intelligence chief, to trial before a higher tribunal on charges that range from murder and treason to looting during the nation's 2011 uprising

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Libya: Trials of 30, including Gaddafi's son, referred to higher tribunal

Tripoli: A Libyan prosecutor says a court has referred Moammar Gaddafi's son and more than 30 others, including his prime minister and intelligence chief, to trial before a higher tribunal on charges that range from murder and treason to looting during the nation's 2011 uprising.

Libya Trials of 30 including Gaddafis son referred to higher tribunal

Muamar Gaddafi. Reuters image

Speaking to reporters Thursday after the court's decision, prosecutor Al-Seddik al-Sur said the court also decided to appoint defense attorneys for Gaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam, and the late dictator's intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senoussi. He did not announce a date for the trial before the Criminal Court.

Al-Senouusi and al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Gaddafi's last prime minister, attended the hearing, but not Seif al-Islam, held by a militia group that captured him as he attempted to flee to neighboring Niger in 2011.

Gaddafi's 42-year rule ended in 2011.

AP

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