Libya to try Saif Gaddafi itself

LIBYA stood firm yesterday over the trial of Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, saying its courts could judge him fairly, defying the International Criminal Court, which says it is its right to try him at The Hague for crimes against humanity.

As news came in of the capture of Gaddafi’s feared intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, officials said he too, would be given a fair trial in Libya.

The ICC indicted Saif al-Islam for allegedly ordering the killing of unarmed protesters during the revolt that ended his father’s 47-year rule.