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    A Libyan criminal court has postponed the hearing on the case of Saif Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, to November 2, a court spokesperson told RIA Novosti Sunday.

    MOSCOW, October 12 (RIA Novosti) - A Libyan criminal court has postponed the hearing on the case of Saif Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, to November 2, a court spokesperson told RIA Novosti Sunday.

    "The court has adjourned the process, given the current circumstances in the country," said Ajmi Uteiri, a spokesman for the court in the Libyan city of Zintan.

    Saif Islam Gaddafi and a number of other former Libyan officials are accused of committing war crimes during the 2011 unrest that ended in the overthrow of the country's long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi.

    The former politicians are charged with ordering murders of protesters, torture and crimes against humanity. According to Libyan legislation, such crimes can be punished by death penalty.

    Libya is currently facing its worst wave of violence since the 2011 overthrow. The country has seen violent clashes between numerous militias, armed with weapons seized from Gaddafi's governmental ammunition depots. According to Libya Body Count data, more than 1,800 people have been killed in the country in 2014.

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