Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saif Al-islam Gaddafi Arrested In Libya

Muammar Gaddafi's son and one-time heir apparent Saif al-Islam has been detained in the southern desert, Libya's interim justice minister and other officials have said.
Fighters from the western mountain city of Zintan announced his capture on Saturday as gunfire and car horns marked jubilation across the country at the seizure of the British-educated 39-year-old who a year ago seemed set for a dynastic succession to rule.

Saif al-Islam and three armed companions were taken without a fight overnight, officials said, and Gaddafi's son was not injured, unlike Gaddafi himself, who was killed last month after being captured by fighters in his home town of Sirte.
"We have arrested Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in [the] Ubari area," Justice Minister Mohammed al-Alagy said, adding that the younger Gaddafi, wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, was not injured.


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