Skip to comments.Libya: Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam in contact with ICC
Posted on 10/28/2011 4:54:31 PM PDT by Cardhu
The International Criminal Court (ICC) said it had held talks - through intermediaries - with Saif al-Islam about his possible surrender.
Prosecutors stressed that Gaddafi's son, who is wanted for crimes against humanity, would get a fair trial.
Saif al-Islam, who was once the presumed successor to his father, has been in hiding for months.
Recent reports claimed he was in a convoy heading toward Libya's desert border with Niger, where other Gaddafi allies have fled.
But those reports have not been confirmed, and the ICC said it did not know where he was.
ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said in a statement that the ICC wanted him to face trial
"Through intermediaries, we have informal contact with Saif al-Islam. The office of the prosecutor has made it clear that if he surrenders to the ICC, he has the right to be heard in court, he is innocent until proven guilty. The judges will decide," the statement said.
The ICC later denied that any kind of deal was being arranged with Saif al-Islam, stressing that the goal of the talks was to ensure an arrest warrant was carried out.
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I thought Saif would lead an insurgency for years. What a wuss he turned out to be.
He saw what happened to his father and he thought he would be safer in the Hague
With what Air Force?
Meanwhile the mood for business is bullish. Many Libyans like the US, and while more timid than Europeans and Asians, our businesses are starting to dip their toes in. This is an interesting and detailed article. The last 5 lines, page 2 are a gas.
I read that Saif alone has the passwords & the account information on the billions of money stolen from Libya in the past years. They might need to keep him alive to get that info.