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Saif Al Islam Qadhafi Petition And Appeal Campaign
On October 8th & 9th A Final Decision Will Be Made Regarding The Location Of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi's Trial
As you will read in the appeal below, Saif's chances of a fair trial have been irrevocably compromised.
In addition to that fact, should he be tried in Libya, his most valuable witnesses who would present evidence of his innocence will be unable to testify due to threats of arrest and imprisonment by the current regime.
Saif Gaddafi's International Criminal Court defense counsel, Ms. Melinda Taylor, was prevented from fulfilling her legal duties and forcibly detained by the Zintan brigade.
The Libyan authorities attempted to blackmail Ms. Taylor and the
International Criminal Court, promising her immediate release upon the condition that she disclosed the location of a key witness who would testify on behalf of Saif Gaddafi.
This criminal action reveals the flagrant disregard for the rule of law in Libya under the current regime.
Denied access to his ICC defense counsel, Saif Gaddafi has no legal
representation or protection.
He has been detained in isolation for over ten months, denied access to legal counsel, denied contact with family and friends who could arrange legal counsel on his behalf and denied medical treatment for injuries sustained from torture during his detention.
As he is under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and as it is the duty of the court to ensure his human rights are protected, this is a travesty.
Please review the enclosed appeal and our demand that Saif Al Islam Gaddafi be immediately transferred to a safe facility at The Hague and be tried at the International Criminal Court."
Saif Al Islam Qadhafi has been languishing in isolation in a makeshift prison in Zintan for overten months.
He has been denied his fundamental human rights which include:
1- being detained in Zintan, when he is under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and should be in safe facilities at The Hague
2- being detained for months without any official charges from the Libyan authorities against him
3- denied access to family and friends who could appoint legal counsel on his behalf
4- denied access to legal counsel of his choice
5- denied the right to a private meeting with his appointed legal counsel, Melinda Taylor
6- denied medical treatment for injuries sustained during detention
We are appealing to the International Community to demand that the International Criminal Court
take immediate action to address these violations as defined in:
THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS
CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
We demand Saif Al Islam Qadhafi's immediate transfer to The Hague where he will be guaranteed a fair trial and be protected from irreparable harm.
For maximum impact, we ask that you please sign this petition and send the PDF document of this appeal to the targets directly. A copy of the appeal and email addresses are on the Viva Libya website. Link below.
Urgent Action: Viva Libya Saif Al Islam Gaddafi File And Appeal
Unsigned Statements From Saif Al Islam Gaddafi
ICC Defense Respond To Libyan Authorities' Demand To Hold Saif Gaddafi's Trial In Libya
Melinda Taylor Addresses The Hague
ICC Officials, "There Is No Chance Saif Al Islam Gaddafi Will Have A Fair Trial".
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi's Right To Fair Trial In Libya 'Irrevocably Prejudiced'
Melinda Taylor's "Statement Of The Defense" For Saif Gaddafi
OPCD Report On Saif Al Islam Gaddafi's Situation In Libya
Registry Report On The OCPD Visit To Libya
The ICC And Libya
This campaign was created by Viva Libya! and is sponsored and supported by the Libyan Revolutionary Committees Movement and Citizens For Human Rights, Justice and Peace