Libyan Dictator Gaddafi’s Son Wants ICC to Drop Case Against Him
Seif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyers insist the Tripoli trial and conviction are legal and should stand.
Lawyers for Seif al-Islam Gaddafi will file an application with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to have his case dropped, because the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son has already been convicted in Libya for the same actions.
His lawyer, Karim Khan, said on Monday that “the court will receive a filing in due course seeking to declare the case inadmissible,” adding he expected to file in the coming months.
Karim Khan added that the filing will based on the fact that the ICC has a clear provision against double jeopardy: trying a person twice for the same conduct in its statute and the fact that Seif-al-Islam Gaddafi was already tried and sentenced to death by a Libyan court in July last year. The sentence has not been carried out.
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