The head of the Libyan National Struggle Front - LNSF - and cousin of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, rejects the International Criminal Court's demand to bring him to trial at the Hague. Saif al-Islam was held by a militia in Zintan, and released in 2017. He has not been seen in public since, but is believed to be in the Zintan area.
Saif al-Islam is wanted on war crimes charges for his role in trying to suppress the 2011 revolution against his father's regime. Libya's Tripoli government approved the ICC request to hand over Gaddafi to the court to face war crimes charges.
LNSF head, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, a cousin of Gaddafi, rejected the demand , indicating that the GNA's acquiescence to the ICC is no different than those Libyans who wanted NATO to attack Libya in 2011, constituting a betrayal of the country.
GNA Justice Minister Mohamed Lamloum, who heads the camp that insists on turning over Gaddafi, noted that the conditions for amnesty do not apply, since the accused has not sought to apologise, reconcile with the victims or get pardons from their relatives. Those defending Gaddafi described turning him over to the ICC as a "humiliation to the Libyan people" and that the ICC case is based on a political and not legal decision of the UN Security Council, and therefore is not valid. They added that Saif al-Islam did not hold any official position in the previous regime.