Seif Gadhafi says trial in Libya would be murder

July 31, 2012 - 5:38 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The son of killed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi says that he wants to be tried for alleged war crimes in the Netherlands, and a trial in Libya would be tantamount to murder.

In a filing by defense lawyers at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands late Tuesday, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi said "There will certainly be no justice in the case if the prosection is based on evidence from torture."

"I am not afraid to die but if you execute me after such a trial you should just call it murder."

The Hague court and Libyan government are negotiating where Seif's trial will take place for war crimes including murder and torture allegedly comitted during the overthrow of his father's regime. He is being held in western Libya.