TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan judge in the trial of former regime officials has decided that Moammar Gadhafi's son, held by a militia in the country's west, can attend the proceedings through a video link.
Since the end of Libya's 2011 civil war, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi has been held by a militia in Zintan, which has refused to hand him over for a separate trial in the capital, Tripoli — a sign of the central government's weakness.
Seif al-Islam faces charges along with 39 other Gadhafi regime figures — including notorious spymaster Abdullah al-Senoussi — for alleged crimes during Libya's conflict.
The judge in the courtroom set up in a Tripoli prison facility on Monday ordered a satellite link with Seif al-Islam in the Zintan prison and adjourned the proceedings until April 27.
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