UN urges Libya to cooperate with ICC on Gaddafi spy chief
Fri Sep 7, 2012 2:57PM
It will be for the ICC to consider Libya's likely submission that it is able and willing to try Abdullah al-Senussi for crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC" UN spokesman, Martin NesirkyThe UN has called on Libyan government to fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi. "It will be for the ICC to consider Libya's likely submission that it is able and willing to try Abdullah al-Senussi for crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC," said UN spokesman Martin Nesirky on Thursday.
Earlier on Wednesday, Senussi who has been arrested in March for illegal entry to Mauritania was extradited to the new Libyan government, days after a high-level meeting happened between Libyan and Mauritanian officials.Meanwhile, Gaddafi’s spy chief, who will be tried by the Libyan government for crimes against humanity during the country’s last year revolution, is also wanted by France and the International Criminal Court (ICC). Senussi is wanted on a 2011 ICC arrest warrant in connection with the brutal crackdown on popular protests during the revolution that toppled Gaddafi’s regime. He is also sought by French authorities after being sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in a 1989 bombing of a French airliner over Niger. The attack claimed the lives of 170 people, including 54 French nationals. Senussi has also been linked to the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, in which 270 people were killed. Libyans rose up against Gaddafi in February 2011 and deposed him in August 2011. He ruled for more than four decades without a legislature. MAM/JR