Libyan leader Seif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured in the south of the country. Seif is the heir apparent to Muammar Gaddafi, the martyred leader of this North African oil-rich state., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Seif Gadhafi Says Trial in Libya Would Be Murder
AMSTERDAM August 1, 2012 (AP)
The son of killed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says that he wants to be tried for alleged war crimes in the Netherlands, and a trial in Libya would be tantamount to murder.
In a filing by defense lawyers at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands late Tuesday, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi said "There will certainly be no justice in the case if the prosection is based on evidence from torture."
"I am not afraid to die but if you execute me after such a trial you should just call it murder."
The Hague court and Libyan government are negotiating where Seif's trial will take place for war crimes including murder and torture allegedly comitted during the overthrow of his father's regime. He is being held in western Libya.