Photo of Gaddafi's arrested son shown on TV

2011-11-19 16:46
Libyan television shows Saif al-Islam after he was captured. (AFP)

Libyan television shows Saif al-Islam after he was captured. (AFP)

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Cairo - Saif al-Islam, son of the late former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was shown nursing a hand injury in a photograph aired on Saturday on Free Libya TV after his capture.

The photograph showed Saif al-Islam on what appears to be a reclining sofa with his fingers wrapped in bandages and his legs covered in a blanket.

Meanwhile, the International Criminal Court Prosecutor's Office said it had received confirmation of the arrest of al-Islam, from Libya's Ministry of Justice.

"We are co-ordinating with the Libyan Ministry of Justice to ensure that any solution with regards to the arrest of Saif al-Islam is in accordance with the law," ICC prosecution office spokesperson Florence Olara said.

The prosecutor's office wrongly announced Saif al-Islam's arrest in August, citing confidential information. He appeared in public two days later and the office admitted it had not received official confirmation.

In June the ICC issued arrest warrants for Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi on charges of crimes against humanity after the UN Security Council referred the Libyan crisis to the court in February.

The ICC, which is based in The Hague, said last month that Saif al-Islam was in contact via intermediaries about possibly surrendering, but that it also had information that mercenaries were trying to take him to a friendly African nation where he could evade arrest.

Read more on:    icc  |  muammar gaddafi  |  saif al-islam  |  libya  |  north africa  |  uprisings  |  libya protests

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