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Hague court confirms contact with Gaddafi son

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Hague court confirms contact with Gaddafi son


Muammar Gaddafi’s fugitive son Saif al-Islam is in touch with the International Criminal Court which is seeking to bring him to trial.

Its prosecutor says informal contact has been made with the slain Libyan strongman’s heir-apparent who has been in hiding for months.

Reports from Libya’s NTC suggested Saif, fearing for his life, had tried to arrange for an aircraft to fly him into the custody of the Hague tribunal. It is thought he may have been on the run with Libya’s equally sought-after former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi.

NTC spokesman Abdel Hafiz Ghogha said there is information al-Senussi has escaped to Niger, and that this has been verified by authorities there. He insisted he would be handed over to the ICC.

Al-Senussi and Saif al-Islam have both been charged with crimes against humanity for attacks on civilian protesters in Libya in February.

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