ICC refers Libya to Security Council for not surrendering Gaddafi

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Posted: Dec 10, 2014 12:27 PM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday said Libya was in violation of an obligation to hand over murder suspect Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and referred the matter to the United Nations Security Council.

Gaddafi, held by rebels in the eastern Zintan region who operate outside the internationally recognized government's authority, is accused of ordering atrocities in a failed attempt to put down the uprising that led to the toppling and killing of his father Muammar in 2011.

Libya has had two governments and parliaments competing for legitimacy since a group called Libya Dawn seized Tripoli in August, installing its cabinet and forcing the recognized prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, to move to the east.

(Reporting By Thomas Escritt; Editing by Kevin Liffey)