Monday, August 22, 2011

Criminal Court confirms the capture of Gadhafi's son

Moammar Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, who is accused along with his father for crimes against humanity, was arrested by the insurgents, said Monday the governor of the International Criminal Court. Seif Gadhafi and his father were accused of orchestrating this year, planning and participating in unlawful attacks against civilians during the popular uprising in Libya.

The original prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Seif Gadhafi was arrested for "Special Forces rebels." He gave no details of the arrest or the source of his information. "We hope to soon be in The Hague" to stand trial, said the prosecutor indicated that he plans "to contact the government of transition" Libyan Monday.

Seif Gadhafi's arrest came as the rebels advanced to Tripoli with little resistance. A rebel leader said the unit charged with protecting the capital and Gadhafi surrendered and joined the revolt. Moreno said he had no information on the whereabouts of the Libyan leader.

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