Libya: Gadhafi’s son, others indicted-A A +A
Thursday, October 24, 2013
TRIPOLI, Libya -- A Libyan prosecutor said 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.
Speaking to reporters Thursday after the court's decision, prosecutor Al-Seddik al-Sur said the court also decided to appoint defense attorneys for Gadhafi'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, Gadhafi'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.
Gadhafi's 42-year rule ended in 2011. (AP)