Gaddafi`s son Seif al-Islam arrested: ICC prosecut

Last Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 19:35

The Hague: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi`s
son Seif al-Islam, for whom the International Criminal Court
issued arrest warrants for crimes against humanity, is in
detention, the ICC prosecutor said on Monday.

"I have received confidential information stating he has
been arrested," Luis Moreno-Ocampo said.

Earlier, the chairman of Libya`s rebel National
Transitional Council told Al-Jazeera television from Benghazi
he had "information that Seif al-Islam has been captured".

"He is being kept in a secure place under close guard
until he is handed over to the judiciary," Abdel Jalil said,
without giving a date or place for the reported capture of
Gaddafi`s son.

Before the revolt which erupted in February, Seif al-Islam
was increasingly seen as the successor to his father, despite
publicly ruling out any dynastic ambitions in the North
African country.

He long served as the face of the regime in the West as he
appeared in suits and ties and spoke fluent English.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 19:35

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