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HRW calls for surrendering Gaddafi’s son to ICC

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LIBYAPROSPECT – London

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called, on Thursday for Surrendering Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

The HRW said that the governments in Libya should take all feasible steps to facilitate the surrender of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to the ICC.

It added that “independent international observers have not seen or heard from Gaddafi since June 2014, and do not know his current whereabouts.”

The International Justice director at the HRW, Richard Dicker, said that “the reported release of Gaddafi based on a flawed amnesty law does not change the fact that he is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity.” He added that “the Zintan brigade, which alleges that it released him, should urgently disclose his current whereabouts.”

The HRW stated that the “unanimous Security Council resolution requires the cooperation of Libyan authorities with any ICC investigation, including the surrender of suspects. Gaddafi is wanted by the ICC for his alleged role in attacks on civilians, including peaceful demonstrators, during the country’s 2011 uprising.”

The HRW reported that an official from the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said that the PC “had no information on Gaddafi’s current whereabouts.”

On the other side, “the Interim Government’s deputy justice minister, stated that the ministry did not have accurate and official information about the release of Gaddafi’s son or not.”