Qadhafi Tribe Denounces ICC Call to Arrest Saif al-Islam Qaddafi

Libyan Tribes to ICC Regarding its Request to Hand Over Saif al-Islam

Jun 17, 2017

The Qadhafi tribe, the tribe of the late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, denounced calls from the International Criminal Court to arrest Saif al-Islam Qaddafi and try him.

The Tribe issued a statement and a video stating it “strongly deplores and rejects the ICC prosecutor’s request to arrest Saif al-Islam for his alleged crimes against humanity on trumped-up and unfounded charges.”

The statement linked the timing of the renewal of the prosecutor’s request with the announcement of the release of Saif al-Islam and his departure from Zintan,

“the request of the international criminal at this particular time after the release of Saif al-Islam under the amnesty law is a malicious political attempt to influence the psyche of the Libyan citizen and push Libya towards more tension, conflict, fragmentation and division of opinion, to undermine and thwart the process of national reconciliation and restoration of security and stability in Libya, which Saif al-Islam seeks to achieve, lifting the country out of this present crisis, the tragic state experienced since the February 17 2011 Nakba.”

The Qaddafi tribe appealed to the Libyan tribes, all Libyan cities and human rights organizations at home and abroad, asking them to reject the procedures and demands of the International Criminal Court, and to condemn their pursuit of Saif al-Islam Muammar Qaddafi