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The International Criminal Court has told Libyan authorities to surrender former dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s son — wanted by the permanent tribunal for crimes against humanity. Seif Al-Islam Qaddafi was arrested in November by rebel fighters in Libya’s remote southern desert, and has been held largely without access to the outside world since then.
Libyan authorities say they plan to put him on trial, and — despite requests from The Hague — have so far taken no action to hand him over. In a written ruling published on Apr 4, judges at the court rejected a request by Libya to postpone handing over Seif and urged the country’s rulers to “proceed immediately with the surrender.” Seif’s father also was indicted by the court but was killed by rebel fighters in October.