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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ICC prosecutor provided evidence against Gaddafi son for planning civilian attacks
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On October 30, 2011, International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo revealed that he had evidence against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, related to his role in planning attacks against Libyan civilians. The evidence was part of an effort to negotiate a possible surrender of al-Islam so that he wouldn't face a fate similar to his father, who was killed by opposition fighters that same month. Saif was eventually captured by Libyan forces, and his trial was set to begin in September 2012. His trial was postponed in October 2012 for five months in order to allow the prosecution time to obtain evidence from Libya's former intellience chief Abdullah al-Senussi.

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