ICC refers Libya to Security Council
11 December 2014, 07:59
Amsterdam - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday said Libya was in violation of an obligation to hand over murder suspect Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and referred the matter to the United Nations Security Council.
Gaddafi, held by rebels in the eastern Zintan region who operate outside the internationally recognised government's authority, is accused of ordering atrocities in a failed attempt to put down the uprising that led to the toppling and killing of his father Muammar in 2011.
Libya has had two governments and parliaments competing for legitimacy since a group called Libya Dawn seized Tripoli in August, installing its cabinet and forcing the recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, to move to the east.