(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) -- The son of the late Col. Moammar Gadhafi will have his day in court, one way or the other.
As it appears more likely that Libya will not turn over Saif al-Islam Gadhafi to the international court in The Hague, the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court suggested Tuesday that it would be all right with him if Gadhafi goes on trial in his own homeland.
Louis Moreno-Ocampo said he would only ask that the international court has some presence at any trial, which might also include the prosecution of former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi. Both men were taken into custody last weekend after being on the run since late August.
Last June, the international court issued warrants for the arrest of Col. Gadhafi, his son and the foreign minister on charges of cracking down on civilians and dissidents when a pro-democracy uprising got underway last February.
While the now-ruling National Transitional Council said initially it would turn over the men to the international court, the new leaders reversed their decision due to public pressure, as most want to see the younger Gadhafi and Senussi go on trial in Libya for a variety of charges including corruption, abuse of state funds, torture and killings.
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