TRIPOLI, May 11 (Xinhua) -- After an arduous court session that ended nowhere, the trial of Libya's ex-officials who served under former leader Muammar Gaddafi was postponed again on Sunday.
The trial, which lasted for about two hours, took place in Tripoli's al-Hadba prison. The 22 defendants were senior figures in Gaddafi's government who are facing charges of systematic rape, advocating violence and undermining national unity during the war that toppled the former administration.
The South Tripoli Court has adjourned the trial to May 25, giving the defendants more time to examine their case files.
The defendants included former Intelligent Chief Abdullah Senussi and former Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, who appeared in court behind the bars of a cage.
Like previous times, Gaddafi's second son Saif Gaddafi appeared in court via video-link in the western city of Zintan, and his third son Saadi Gaddafi did not appear in court.