Muammar Gaddafi's former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi arrives in Tripoli September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Libyan National Guard/Handout
Hague war crimes court orders Libya to hand over Gaddafi spy chief
Posted : Thursday, 07 February 2013 07:22AM
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Libya must hand over the former spy chief and top lieutenant of toppled Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi to the international criminal court, war crimes judges said on Thursday.
"Libya remains under obligation to comply with the surrender request," the judges said, in a ruling that places the court on a collision course with Libyan authorities who have resisted attempts to have Abdullah al-Senussi extradited.
Senussi was charged alongside Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam with committing crimes during the uprising that led to the toppling of Gaddafi. Libya says it wants to try the pair in its own courts.
(Reporting By Thomas Escritt; Editing by Pravin Char)
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