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Trial of Gaddafi’s son postponed in Libya

19 September 2013, 17:10

Tripoli - Libyan state TV says the trial of the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi on charges of "harming state security" has been postponed, after he showed up in a courtroom in a western mountain town.

The Thursday session in Zintan involving Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the only surviving son of Gaddafi held in Libyan custody, is separate from proceedings accusing him of murder and other crimes during Libya's eight-month civil war in 2011. Those proceedings are supposed to be held in the capital, Tripoli.

The country's prosecutor general told reporters on Wednesday that Thursday's session would only present charges, not start the trial. Along with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 37, other former regime members face similar charges.

State TV says trial in the mountain town of Zintan has been postponed to 12 December.

- AP


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