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Libyan court charges 20 Gadhafi-era officials for killing protesters

Oct. 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM   |   Comments

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TRIPOLI, Libya, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Libyan court has filed charges against 20 ex-officials linked to former leader Moammar Gadhafi for their roles in suppressing and killing protesters in 2011.

Among those charged is one of Gadhafi's sons, Saif al-Islam, and former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, both of whom have been indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, the BBC reported.

Only a few of those charged were present in court Thursday for a closed hearing in the case, which will now be transferred to a criminal court in Tripoli.

No further court dates have been scheduled in the case.

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