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Libyan regime must be crazy: Detaining ICC employees illegally – Better Muammar Gaddafi be resurrected.

Posted by African Press International on June 11, 2012

The new regime was aided to power by the international community when the international community ganged up and killed Muammar Gaddafi. Now the ne regime is growing horns and even daring to detain employees from the International Criminal Court who are in Libya to research on atrocities and find out more about detained son of Gaddafi.

What Libya is doing is totally wrong! They would not manage to drive off Gaddafi without help and they should always be thankful to the International community and shut up – hand-over Saif-al-Islam Gaddafi to the ICC instead of playing holy. After all, most of them were with Gaddafi during his rule. They only changed their skin from that of a wolf to the goat skin.

Biographies of the four ICC staff members illegally detained in Libya:

Alexander Khodakov:

Mr Alexander Khodakov, 60 years old, was born in Moscow, Russia. He is the External Relations and Cooperation Senior Adviser at the Registry of the ICC. Before joining the ICC in September 2011, he worked at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for 7 years.
He is a Russian national career diplomat and was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1998 to 2003. Mr Khodakov is married and has two children.

Esteban Peralta Losilla:

Mr Esteban Peralta Losilla, 48 years old, was born in Zaragoza, Spain. He is the Chief of the Counsel Support Section at the ICC where he has been working since 2003. Before joining the ICC he was professor of Public International Law at the University of Zaragoza. He is married and has 2 children.

Helene Assaf

Mrs. Helene Assaf, married, born in 1979 in Lebanon, is an ICC translator and interpreter since 2005, with both legal and translation background. She takes part regularly in ICC missions to provide interpretation services to victims, witnesses, counsel within Defence teams and ICC officials.

Melinda Taylor:

Mrs. Melinda Taylor, 36 years old, is Australian national. She has been working at the ICC since 2006 as counsel in the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence (OPCD).

The OPCD have been appointed on 6 December 2011 to assist Saif al-Islam Gaddafi by the ICC judges. She is married and has a 2 years old baby girl.


Source: ICC


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