Gaddafi's son Saif-al Islam's trial to begin within weeks


Saif-al Islam
Libya, Feb 6: The trial of son of slain Libyan leader,  Saif-al Islam will begin within weeks or months, said Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC).

The trial which sees Saif as playing a crucial role during his father's regime could seek a death sentence for him.

Reports reveal that the trial date of Saif could coincide with the publication of a report that describes the circumstances surrounding the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

"There are not systematic violations as there were under the Gaddafi regime," said Abdelali adding that "there may be individuals who take the law into their own hands."

"There is no comparison whatsoever between the situation prevailing under Muammar Gaddafi and the situation now," he added.

Meanwhile, supporters of Saif-al-Islam said that they were doubtful if he would be given a fair trial and said that his case should be tried by the ICC in The Hague.

Saif could face a life sentence if found guilty and if he is convicted by the court in The Hague, he would be rewarded a prison term.

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