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see SanusiSanusi
or Senussi
, Arabic Sanusiyya, a political-religious organization in Libya and Sudan founded in Mecca in 1837 by Muhammad bin Ali al-Sanusi (1791–1859), known as the Grand Sanusi.
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Libya and Britain have been petitioned to have Senussi and Saif transferred to the Hague, but the Foreign Office have been very quiet which speaks volumes.
In an open session today, the Presiding Judge, Akua Kuenyehia, indicated that the Appeals Chamber examined thoroughly the three grounds of appeal submitted by the Defence of Senussi.
Senussi also stands accused of ordering the massacre of hundreds of political prisoners in Abu Salim jail in 1996, but according to the prosecutors' office, that would take a separate hearing.
1, 1961, the Senussi monarchy was toppled in a military coup d'etat led by Col Muammar al-Qadhafi who then established a 42-year dictatorship.
Senussi is currently being held in incarceration in a prison in Tripoli, and is suffering from cancer of the kidney according to his daughter, who is worried whether or not he is receiving his medication.
We expect the trial of Saif al-Islam to be delayed a little because Abdullah Senussi will be able to provide new information that can be used in Saif's trial," The Guardian quoted Ba'ara, as saying.
The country is still working towards the extradition of ex-spy chief Senussi, who was detained last month in Mauritania and is wanted by France as well as by the International Criminal Court, the officials said.
The Hague-based ICC issued an arrest warrant in June 2011 for both Senussi and Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam, who was captured disguised as a Bedouin in the Sahara desert in November.
Senussi is a relative of the late monarch, a member of the ruling National Transitional Council, and was the longest serving political prisoner under Qaddafi's regime.
Qeeb said Seif al-Islam and Senussi would receive a fair trial in Libya.
The ICC issued warrants on June 27 against Seif Al Islam as well as his father and Abdullah Al Senussi, the late dictator's intelligence chief, on charges of crimes against humanity in crushing anti-regime protests.
It is claimed Col Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam and al Senussi held meetings and ordered, planned and participated in illegal attacks.