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ICC Gives Libya More Time On Qaddafi's Son


Muammar Qaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, sits in a plane in Zintan on November 19, after his capture.

Muammar Qaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, sits in a plane in Zintan on November 19, after his capture.

The International Criminal Court has given Libya more time to consider the possible handing over of ousted leader Muammar Qaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, after the expiration of a deadline to inform the Hague-based court expired.

ICC judges granted Libya until January 23, saying the three-week extension sought by Tripoli "would cause an undue delay in the proceedings."

In June, the ICC issued a warrant for Saif on charges of crimes against humanity.

He was arrested in November, almost a month to the day after his father was captured and killed.

Saif is now in custody in Zintan, southwest of Tripoli.

compiled from agency reports
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