Fatou Bensouda Demands the Return into Custody of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

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Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said on Wednesday that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, must be returned into custody and surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by Libyan authorities immediately Al Jazeera reported.

The statement comes a few days after Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was reportedly released from prison in the North African country’s western city of Zintan.

The warrant “remains valid and Libya is obliged to immediately arrest and surrender [Saif al-Islam] Gaddafi to the ICC, regardless of any purported amnesty law in Libya,” Bensouda said in a statement.

Saif al-Islam was released on Friday under a general pardon issued by the elected parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk, local media reported. He then left Zintan for an undisclosed location.

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