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Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce

Headline Title:  Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce 14 April 2014 The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link, said Amnesty International.On 23 March, a day before the last hearing in this case, two amendments were made to Libya’s Code of Criminal Procedure to allow hearings via video link.The trials by video link will infringe all the seven defendants’ rights to a fair trial. The impact on Saif al-Islam’s…

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