Libya vows to work with ICC in case of Gadhafi son

November 24, 2011 - 4:40 AM
Mideast Libya

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo speaks to reporters after a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. Moreno-Ocampo says Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam will be tried in a Libyan court by Libyan judges and announced that the ICC will help Libya establish the judicial framework for the trial, which many expect to be a bellwether of the new Libyan government's ability to uphold the rule of law. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany)

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says that Libya's transitional leaders have vowed to work with his institution and with the United Nations in investigating alleged crimes committed by Moammar Gadhafi's recently captured son and one-time heir apparent.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told The Associated Press on Thursday that he received the pledge in a letter from National Transitional Council chairman Mustafa Abdul-Jalil.

Moreno-Ocampo said he was satisfied with that move, despite Libya's continued refusal of the court's request to surrender Seif al-Islam Gadhafi.

In the letter, Abdul-Jalil writes that the Libyan judiciary has "primary responsibility" to try Seif al-Islam, the only Gadhafi family member in Libyan custody.