Libya gets reprieve on extradition of Gadhafi son to ICC

Jailed Seif al-Islam still has no lawyer

“This is a very, very high-profile case … . Many will see it as a test case [for Libyan authorities].”

Mr. Abrahams of Human Rights Watch added, “It is not impossible, but the challenges to a fair trial are great.”

One of the main challenges is that the transitional government has no control over most of the detention facilities or the various armed groups that continue to operate in Libya.

There are about 8,000 detainees in more than 60 locations in Libya, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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