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Gaddafi-era officials to stand trial on Thursday
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, along with 37 other ex-government officials will stand trial on Thursday over crimes committed during the 2011 uprising.
The controversial trial will be held at the Criminal South Court in Tripoli, Libya's capital, according to a statement released by Libya's General Attorney Abdul Kader Jumaa Redwan.
Al-Islam, Gaddafi's second-eldest son and the only son of the former president in custody in the country, will attend a preliminary hearing with 37 other Gaddafi-era officials on Thursday, including former spy chief Abdallah Al-Senussi and Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, the last prime minister under Gaddafi's administration.
During the Court session, a 4,000-page file will be examined by the Court Prosecutor in order to assess if there are enough probes to trial the alleged suspects, the general attorney said.
The Court session will not open to the public.
[Source: Xinhua, Tripoli, 18Sep13]
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