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Photo of Gaddafi's arrested son shown on TV

2011-11-19 16:46

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.

Comments
  • Grant - 2011-11-19 22:42

    I wonder if fatboy Malema will ever stand trial for his hate songs inciting people to kill the boere. Why has Mugabe never been listed by the ICC after the murder of tens of thousands of Matabele in the 80s? Are blacks cosidered to be children of a lesser God?

      moeletsiblackdiamond - 2011-11-20 09:00

      Grant if thus the case we should also extend their(ICC) mandate and trial all Afrikaners, AWB and NP for killing South Africans in the 60's, 70's and 80's

      Gerald - 2011-11-20 12:44

      and George bush?

      Gerald - 2011-11-20 16:02

      Reason I mention bush is to show that the I CC is a farce...its biggest financial sponsor is not a signitory and so does not recognise the ICC, yet it provides financial support to it. Do we live in a mad world...full of paradoxes...

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