The International Criminal Court rejected on Wednesday a final bid by Tripoli's lawyers to prosecute Muammar Qaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam in Libya.
The presiding judge Erkki Kourulas struck down four grounds of appeal before the Hague-based court, saying "in the present case the Appeals Chamber confirms the (pre-trial chambers') decision and dismisses the appeal."
Qaddafi was charged in June 2011 with two crimes against humanity - murder and persecution - allegedly carried out during his father's brutal crackdown on protesters early in that year as he unsuccessfully tried to put down a popular uprising that ultimately toppled his regime.
Whether Seif al-Islam will ever be tried in The Hague remains unclear. He is being held by a militia in the western town of Zintan that refuses to surrender him.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر