Libyan judge orders video link to try Gadhafi son

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FILE - This image Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 file photo made from AP video shows Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libya's former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, inside a cage in a courtroom in Zintan, Libya. 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. Al-Islam faces charges along with 39 other Gadhafi regime figures — including notorious spymaster Abdullah al-Senoussi — for alleged crimes during Libya's conflict.(AP Photo via AP video, File)
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FILE - This image Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 file photo made from AP video shows Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libya's former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, inside a cage in a courtroom in Zintan, Libya. 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. Al-Islam faces charges along with 39 other Gadhafi regime figures — including notorious spymaster Abdullah al-Senoussi — for alleged crimes during Libya's conflict.(AP Photo via AP video, File)

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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