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International Criminal Court Demands Qaddafi Spy Chief

Abdullah Senussi, a former spy of late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, arriving at the high-security prison facility in Tripoli in September 2012.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked Libya to hand over former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's spy chief, Abdullah Senussi.

ICC judges on February 7 said they had ordered "the Libyan authorities to proceed to the immediate surrender of Mr. Senussi to the court."

The move is the latest development in the court's dispute with Tripoli over who has the right to try Senussi and Qaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam, for crimes against humanity during the 2011 war that ended Qaddafi's rule.

If Libyan authorities refuse to hand Senussi over, the court can refer the issue to the United Nations Security Council.

The court issued arrest warrants for the two men in June 2011, after the Security Council granted it a mandate to investigate abuses during the Libyan conflict.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP