ICC Prosecutor in Libya amid Seif al-Islam Trial Debateإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday in a surprise visit, an Agence France Presse photographer said.
The fate of slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam, who is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, is expected to top the agenda after Libyan officials repeatedly expressed their desire to try him locally.
Ocampo's three-day visit will permit him to "continue seeking the cooperation of the government of Libya," the ICC said in a statement.
Seif, who was arrested on November 19 in southern Libya, is being held in a secret detention center in the town of Zintan.
The ICC issued an arrest warrant for Seif in February 2011 when pro-Gadhafi forces sought to crush a popular uprising with massive force.
On April 4, it issued a ruling calling for his immediate transfer from Libyan custody to prison in The Hague.
Libya appealed that extradition request on April 10 and the interim authorities have repeatedly stated that Seif should be tried by a Libyan court.