Libyan authorities have for months been under pressure to surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Friday’s ruling removes that pressure until the court’s decision.
The son is wanted by the court on charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed early in his father’s crackdown on dissent last year.
He was arrested in November in Libya’s remote south, and is being held by a militia which refuses to surrender him to Libya’s new rulers.
Libyan authorities say they want to put Saif al-Islam on trial in Libya. The ICC is a tribunal of last resort, intended to try suspects from countries that cannot or will not prosecute them.- AP