Hague judges rule Gaddafi-era spy chief can face trial at home

Reuters

AMSTERDAM, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Judges at the InternationalCriminal court said Libya was free to try Abdullah al-Senussi,the former Libyan spy chief who was a pivotal figure underlong-serving ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Senussi and Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam face charges ofcrimes against humanity committed during the uprising thattoppled Gaddafi in 2011. Judges said Libya was able and willingto give Senussi a fair trial on charges that were similar to theICC's, and did not therefore need to send him to The Hague.

The ruling has no impact on the case against Saif al-Islam,who is in detention in Libya. The ICC has asked Libya totransfer him to the court's custody.

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