Save Dr Saif Al Islam Qadhafi

Saif Al Islam Qadhafi Petition And Appeal Campaign

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:


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.

We ask supporters to use the pdf document and send the appeal to the targets listed under the petition letter and to sign the petition for maximum impact.


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
Legal Actions

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

Saif Al Islam Qadhafi Petition And Appeal Campaign

Alexandra Valiente
Editor Of Libya 360° and Viva Libya!

We Demand Saif Al Islam Gaddafi’s Immediate Transfer To The International Criminal Court

We the people of the International Community demand that The International Criminal Court, The United Nations, The African Court Of Human And People’s Rights, The World Governments, International Human Rights Organizations and The Libyan Government, ensure that the rights of Saif Al Islam Qadhafi are upheld in full compliance with International norms and that there be prompt intervention to protect Saif Al Islam Qadhafi from irreparable harm.

We demand that an International team of lawyers be granted immediate unobstructed, unconditional access to Saif Al Islam Qadhafi, so that they can facilitate his transfer to a secure facility in The Hague in accordance with International Law as defined in:


We respectfully remind the The International Criminal Court that Saif Al Islam Qadhafi is under their jurisdiction and is entitled to their guarantee of full protection of all of his human rights.

Saif Al Islam Qadhafi, being under the jurisdiction of The International Criminal Court, cannot be subject to risk of irreparable harm.

Saif Al Islam Qadhafi has the right to be transferred out of Libya and tried at The Hague in accordance with his request.

Refer to the original arrest warrant: Jurisdiction – F – 1 – 50 Link

We Demand That The Libyan Authorities’ Request To Have Saif Al Islam Qadhafi’s Trial In Libya Be Denied


As Mr. Xavier-Jean Keïta, Principal Counsel and Ms. Melinda Taylor, Counsel pointed out to the court on August 21, 2012, the Libyan authorities will not provide accurate information regarding:

i- The location of the trial.
ii- The penalty that will be imposed.
iii- The fact that Saif Al Islam Qadhafi has no legal counsel in Libya and has not been granted the right to choose who will represent him.
iv- Their unwillingness to protect witnesses who would like to testify on behalf of Saif Al Islam Qadhafi.
iv- The exact date that Libya is seeking to set for the commencement of the trial.
vi- The specific items that the “prosecution” intends to submit as evidence against Saif Al Islam Qadhafi.

The Libyan authorities are unwilling to conduct fair trials.

They are presently conducting mock tribunals as a cloak for cold-blooded murder, motivated by their desire for political revenge.

i-Saif Al Islam Qadhafi will not receive a fair trial in Libya.

ii- His witnesses will not be permitted to testify on his behalf. They will be imprisoned and executed should they attempt to do so.

iii- Saif Al Islam Qadhafi will most certainly be sentenced to death in Libya.

ICC Defense Respond To The Libyan Authorities’ Demand To Hold Saif Gaddafi’s Trial In Libya

Urgent Matters That Irrevocably Compromise Saif Al Islam Qadhafi’s Right To A Fair Trial


Due to the professional misconduct of Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Saif Al Islam Qadhafi has been the victim of a mass media campaign to implicate his guilt for crimes that he has not committed and for which there is no substantiating evidence.

In violation of International Law and Rules Of Ethical And Professional Conduct, Luis Moreno Ocampo gave numerous, widely publicized interviews where he cited crimes allegedly committed by Saif Al Islam Qadhafi, thus denying him his fundamental legal right of Presumption Of Innocence.

The International Criminal Court must include this critical factor in their deliberations regarding this case so that the utmost care is given to reverse the damage done by Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s indiscretions.

The International Criminal Court Must Ensure That Saif Al Islam Qadhafi Receives:

i- Immediate transfer out of Libya to safe facilities where he will:

a) obtain necessary medical treatment for injuries sustained while detained in Zintan,
b) be permitted access to family and friends,
c) be granted unrestricted access to his legal counsel.

ii- a transparent, impartial hearing that is open to the public, where the world can observe the proceedings in their entirety and hear Saif Al Islam Qadhafi’s full testimony.

iii- Every effort must be made to ensure that witnesses who desire to provide evidence of Saif Al Islam Qadhafi’s innocence and testify on his behalf are provided with safe transport to his hearing and remain fully protected throughout.

The Undersigned

Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor
Office of the Prosecutor
Mailing Address
Po Box 19519
2500 CM, The Hague
The Netherlands
Building Address
Maanweg, 174
2516 AB, The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel. + 31 (0)70 515 8515
Fax +31 (0)70 515 8555

International Criminal Court
Office of Public Counsel for the Defence

Mr. Xavier-Jean Keïta, Principal Counsel and Ms. Melinda Taylor, Counsel
Maanweg 174
2516 AB The Hague
The Netherlands
Email :

African Court Of Human And People’s Rights
The President
Justice Gérard Niyungeko
Vice President
Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo
Dodoma Road
P.O. Box 6274
United Republic of Tanzania
Tel +255-732-97 95 09 / +255-732-97 95 51
Fax +255-732-97 95 03

Pan-African Parliament
Gallagher Estate
Private Bag X16
Midrand 1685
Gauteng Province
Tel: +27(0)11 545 5000
Fax: +27(0)11 545 5136

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
United Nations New York
NY 10017 USA
fax: 212-963-7055

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
High Commissioner Ms. Navanethem Pillay
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Special Rapporteur of the Human Council on the independence of judges and lawyers Mrs. Gabriela Knaul
c/o Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Office at Geneva
8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10
Fax: +41 22 917 9006

Amnesty International
+44 (0) 20 7413 5566 +44 7778 472 126

Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th floor New York
NY 10118-3299 USA
Tel: +1 212 290 4700
Fax: +1 212 736 1300

51, Avenue Blanc
1202 Geneva Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 738 0481
Fax: +41 22 738 1791

2-12 Pentonville Road 2nd Floor
London N1 9HF
UK Tel: +44 20 7713 1995
Fax: +44 20 7713 1800

Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights Council of Europe
Strasbourg, FRANCE
+ 33 (0)3 88 41 34 21 + 33 (0)3 90 21 50 53

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
19 Avenue de la paix CH 1202 Geneva
Tel: +41 22 734 60 01 Fax: +41 22 733 20 57

ICRC delegations: Libya

These are the key ICRC contacts to target:

ICRC delegation
Ibrahim Al Houni Street
Diagonally Opposite Brother’s Clinic (Al Okhowa)
(+218) 21 3409 331, +218 21 340 92 62
mobile: (+218) 91 941 80 66, +218 92 523 65 82

Head of delegation: Mr Georges Comninos
Media contact person: Ms MESSOUDI Soaade
(+218) 913 066 198

ICRC Benghazi
Al Andalus Street
Al Fwihat, Benghazi, LIBYA
( + 218) 92 807 7405
Head of offce: Mr. Patrick Schwaerzler

Media contact person: Ms Dibeh FAKHR
Mobile: +218 (0) 92 330 4560 Sat: +870 772 390 124

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