Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi must be arrested and surrendered to the Court: International Criminal Court

Rejecting a request made by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi ¬- son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for an international arrest warrant against him to be ruled inadmissible, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that her office maintains that Gaddafi must be arrested and surrendered to the Court.

Bensouda was delivering her latest six-monthly statement to the Security Council on the situation in Libya. On the other hand, Gaddafi has argued that he cannot be tried at the ICC as because of ongoing domestic proceedings conducted against him in Libya.

According to Bensouda, Gaddafi is accused of playing a key role in planning the suppression of civilian demonstrations by any means, including lethal force, against his father’s regime in the international warrant, issued by the ICC in June 2011.