Should Saif al-Islam be tried in Libya? | Al Jazeera
On Friday, the armed brigade that has been holding Saif al-Islam, Muammar Gaddafi’s son, captured four ICC staff members who went to meet him, accusing them of trying to pass documents to him.
The incident highlights the problems posed by the existence of powerful local militias in Libya and calls into question the authority of the central government under the National Transitional Council (NTC) in the run-up to the general elections.
The ICC and Libyan authorities have been unable to agree on where al-Islam should be tried.
The ICC wants to try him for crimes against humanity. But Libya says he should be tried in his own country and has refused to hand him over to the ICC.