Gaddafi's son 'seeking to give himself up'

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Gaddafi's son 'seeking to give himself up'

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The International Criminal Court is investigating reports that Muammar Gaddafi’s son is seeking to give himself up.

A Libyan official from the National Transitional Council is quoted as saying Saif al-Islam has crossed into Niger. He is said to be trying to arrange a flight out of the desert to the war crimes court in The Hague.

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to end next week the international operations that have so divided it.

The US welcomed the move, but is now worried about the new government’s approach to human rights.

“We’re very concerned that as we move forward, that the authorities make maximum effort to swiftly form an inclusive government that incorporates all aspects of Libyan society and in which the rights of all Libyan people are fully and thoroughly respected,” said Susan Rice, the US Ambassador to the UN.

One illustration of a new outward-looking Libya has come in the form of the country’s first English-language news, talk and music radio show, broadcast on an existing station in major cities.

The programme has evolved from playing songs about rebellion and revolution in Arabic and English.

The group of young Libyans who have launched “The Free Talk Show” say they want to help people move on from Gaddafi’s death and build a new nation from scratch.