Death sentence for medics accused of infecting children with HIV sparks outrage.
“The case went in the wrong direction from the very beginning. There were many manipulations in the original files, many errors … This is why we should seek a compromise,” al-Islam said, adding Tripoli had already discussed a plan with Germany and France.
Al-Islam runs a charity foundation which has played a key part in negotiating with Western countries over compensation for bombings in which Libya was implicated.
Experts have said the six may escape the firing squad, with a government-led body having the final word on their fate.
Feim Chaushev, Bulgaria’s deputy foreign minister, said al-Islam’s comments could be a sign of progress in negotiations.
“I am inclined to see a positive signal in these assurances,” he said.