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Date set for Gaddafi's son trial

The son of Libya's late dictator Muammar Gaddafi's and his spy chief have been charged with murder in relation to Libya's 2011 civil war.

Libya's prosecutor general Abdel-Qader Radwan said the trial will start on September 19 in the capital Tripoli on alleged crimes committed during Gaddafi's 42-year rule and during the eight-month civil war that deposed him.

The defendants are former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the only son of the former dictator who is in custody.

A militia is holding Saif al-Islam in the Libyan town of Zintan.

International Criminal Court judges had ruled that Libya cannot give Saif al-Islam a fair trial and asked authorities to hand him over to The Hague.


From Belfast Telegraph