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Gaddafi's son protests his innocence in ICC talks

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Gaddafi's son protests his innocence in ICC talks


The son of the late leader Libyan Muammar Gaddafi is negotiating with the International Criminal Court about giving himself up.

Saif al-Islam is wanted for crimes against humanity, accused of hiring mercenaries to kill unarmed protesters.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says contact has been made with the 39-year-old but his exact whereabouts are unknown.

“We have some information there is a mercenary group trying to help him to move to a different country. So we are also trying to prevent this activity,” he told reporters on a visit to Beijing.

“He says he’s innocent and he will prove to the judge he’s innocent.”

Saif al-Islam’s father, Muammar Gaddafi, was captured and killed by fighters loyal to Libya’s interim government on October 20th.

The ICC had issued arrest warrants for Gaddafi, Saif and the former Libyan leader’s intelligence chief in June.

Gaddafi was buried in an unknown location four days ago.

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