Diplomats: African countries offering Gaddafi refuge (Extra)
Feb 25, 2011, 17:18 GMT
Geneva - Diplomats said Friday that African countries were offering refuge to Moamer Gaddafi and his family, but indicated that for the time being the invitations were being declined.
At the same time, Western diplomats indicated that there was growing resolve to see Gaddafi put on trial for violations of international law.
The offers of refuge were being made in an effort to save lives in Libya, in the belief that the sooner Gaddafi leaves, the faster the violence will end, diplomats said.
But, if Western nations would seek to extradite Gaddafi to The Hague, where the International Criminal Court is located, the matter would become increasingly complicated, diplomats said.
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