Libya says Gadhafi's son to be tried at home

Updated: 2011-11-20 22:45


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Libya says Gadhafi's son to be tried at home

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi is pictured sitting in a plane in Zintan Nov 19, 2011. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was captured in Libya's rugged desert, transformed himself during this year's uprising from a relaxed reformer to a belligerent and loyal lieutenant of his father who is now wanted by the ICC accused of crimes against humanity. In his final days on the run, witnesses said Seif al-Islam, 39, was nervous, confused and frightened, at first calling his father by satellite phone, swearing aides to secrecy about his whereabouts and, after his father was killed, seeking to avoid a similarly gruesome fate. [Photo/Agencies]

ZINTAN, Libya - The Libyan information minister says Muammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent will be tried at home and will not be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Mahmoud Shammam says Libya's National Transitional Council will discuss its decision with the ICC's chief prosecutor when he visits Libya on Monday. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi is wanted by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity.

But Shammam said on Sunday that it would only be fair for Libyans to try Seif al-Islam at home where he "committed crimes against Libyan people."

Seif al-Islam was captured in the desert of southern Libya on Saturday.