Libya says Gaddafi's son refusing defense lawyer

UNITED NATIONS - Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son has refused to appoint a Libyan lawyer to defend him against accusations of murder and torture during a crackdown on a revolt against his father's rule, the country said on Wednesday.
Libya said earlier this month that it would complete within weeks its investigation into Saif al-Islam and asked the International Criminal Court to once again to hold off ordering his surrender.
Pressure is mounting on Tripoli to hand Saif al-Islam to the ICC - which indicted Saif al-Islam in June for crimes against humanity - as human rights groups question whether its justice system can meet the standards of international law.
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