ICC prosecutor briefs Security Council on Libya war crimes cases

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Fatou Bensouda

The Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is strongly urging the Libyan authorities to surrender the son of the country's former leader who is wanted for crimes against humanity.

Fatou Bensouda briefed the UN Security Council on Thursday on the case of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and another senior official charged with crimes committed in relation to the 2011 uprising that overthrew the late Muammar Gaddafi.

She said the ICC's pre-trial chamber last month ruled that the case against military intelligence chief Abdullah Al-Senussi is inadmissible before the court.

However, the case against Gaddafi, the former leader's son and de facto Libyan Prime Minister, is admissible.

"In its subsequent submissions to the Chamber, the Government of Libya has sought further time to provide additional information and the matter is currently under consideration by the Chamber. In the meantime, the Court has reiterated the obligation of the Government of Libya to surrender Mr. Gaddafi to its custody."

Bensouda said it was "fundamentally important" that the Security Council urges the Libyan government to comply with the decisions of the chamber.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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