October 27th, 2011
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Gaddafi’s son to surrender

Saif al-Islam GaddafiTripoli: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has decided to surrender before the International Court of Justice, NTC officials said. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi once vowed to die fighting on Libyan soil. Some say he wants to avoid the same fate his father faced. An official of the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said, ” Saif al-Islam, the only one of Muammar Gaddafi’s eight children still on the run, had proposed surrendering to the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has indicted him for war crimes.”

Surrender by 39-year-old Saif al-Islam would close another chapter in the four-decade history of Gaddafi family rule, as the United Nations discusses an end to its Libyan mandate that allowed NATO to bomb the country and help rebels to take power. He was widely seen as Muammar Gaddafi’s favored son and the most probable heir.

Saif al-Islam wanted to surrender to the Dutch-based ICC with his relative, former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, said Abdel Majid Mlegta, an official of the NTC which overran the last Muammar Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte a week ago. “They are proposing a way to hand themselves over to The Hague,” said Mlegta.



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