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Lawyer for Gaddafi son accuses Libya of defying ICC

The lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya’s deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday accused Libyan officials  of defying the International Criminal Court (ICC) by announcing that Saif al-Islam’s trial would begin in August. John Jones, Saif al-Islam’s lawyer, fears that his client will be given the death penalty in Libya, and will have no opportunity for appeal. Jones asked the ICC to reject Libya’s request to suspend the order to transfer Saif al-Islam to the Hague and called Libya’s announcement that the trial will begin in August a “blatant disregard for these obligations.” Saif al-Islam is accused…