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Libya says Gadhafi son to be tried at home

November 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Moammar Gadhafi's captured son will be tried at home and will not be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, said the Libyan information minister.

Revolutionary fighters caught Seif al-Islam Gadhafi Saturday in southern Libya. He is accused of committing crimes against humanity.

Al-Islam's capture comes less than a month after his father was found and killed.

In addition to al-Islam, Libyan Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam said ex-intelligence minister Abdullah al-Senoussi was captured alive on Sunday not far from where Gadhafi's son was seized on Saturday while trying to flee to neighboring Niger.

Shammam said al-Islam, the ousted Libyan leader's one-time heir apparent, must be tried in Libya, even though the country's new leaders have yet to establish a court system.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.