Trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of murdered former leader of Libya, Col. Muammar Gaddafi will start in Libya in September. Under current Government and circumstances, it is highly unlikely that Saif al-Islam will get a decent trial. It is almost certain that Saif al-Islam could face death penalty. The killers of his father are now the rulers of Libya and the way Senior Gaddafi was murdered, no one should expect much justice.
Saif al-Islam has said he wants his trial to be conducted at The International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague.
Why the ICC and international media is so quiet on this trial? Why there is no hue and cry on this upcoming trial? Where are the so-called US and UK “humanitarian advocates”?
It is reported that Saif al-Islam’s lawyers quoted him as saying this month: “I am not afraid to die but if you execute me after such a trial [in Libya] you should just call it murder and be done with it.”
There is no doubt in what Saif al-Islam’s sentiments. As said earlier, I am not a Gaddafi supporter; nor I support the mistakes and atrocities over past few decades. But if Saif al-Islam is not given a fair trial, this murder is bound to happen in very near future.