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