Thursday, October 27, 2011

Libya: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi offered to surrender to the ICC

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and the 'old head of the intelligence services of the deposed regime, Abdullah al-Senussi, offer to go to the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday a senior military official of the National Transitional Council (CNT) . "They offer a way to get to (the court) in The Hague , "he told Reuters Abdel Majid Mlegta about the two fugitives. He said his information came from sources close to the intelligence services who told that the two fugitives sought to enter into an agreement to go to the ICC through a neighboring country not specified.They have concluded that they were safer in Libya and they would not be more Algeria and Niger. "They think it is not safe for them to stay where they are or go anywhere , "he said adding that the Niger demanded too high a sum of money. The Hague, the ICC has not confirmed the offer. "We have no confirmation at this time. We try to make contact with the CNT for more information , "said the spokesman international tribunal, Fadi El Abdallah. The son of the deceased guide, long described as his heir apparent, is the subject of an international arrest warrant, as Abdullah al-Senussi, and until his death Thursday in Sirte, Gaddafi . Saif al-Islam is on the run since the fall of the regime in August. He hurriedly left the town of Bani Walid last week and since he would be in South Libya, on the borders of Niger, in a remote area difficult to access. According to an official of the CNT, it is preparing to leave Libya with a false passport. A brother of Saif al-Islam, Saadi, former footballer, lives in Niger while the widow of the Guide, Safia, his daughter, Aisha, and two son of Muammar Gaddafi, Hannibal and Mohamed, took refuge in Algeria.

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