ICC rejects Libyan appeal related to Gaddafi case

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected Libya's request to suspend the surrender of the son of the country's former leader who is wanted for crimes against humanity.

The request had been filed in June but on Thursday the ICC Appeals Chamber said it was not convinced that surrendering Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi would create problems for the government.

The court recalled that Libya is obliged to hand over Gaddafi in connection with multiple acts of murder and persecution allegedly committed in February 2011.

Arrest warrants for Gaddafi; his father, former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and military intelligence chief Abdullah Al-Senussi, were issued two years ago.

The case against the senior Gaddafi was dropped following his death in October 2011.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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