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Court sends Gaddafi son for trial

Published 24/10/2013 | 15:46

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Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown after 42 years in power.

Muammar Gaddafi's son and more than 30 others, including his prime minister and intelligence chief, have been sent for trial before a higher court on charges ranging from murder and treason to looting during Libya's 2011 uprising.

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Prosecutor Al-Seddik al-Sur said after a hearing today that the lower court also decided to appoint defence lawyers for Gaddafi's son, Saif 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, Gaddafi's last prime minister, attended the hearing, but not Saif al-Islam, held by a militia group that captured him as he attempted to flee to neighbouring Niger in 2011.

Gaddafi's 42-year rule ended in 2011.

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