October 30th, 2011
04:18 PM ET

Transitional government prefers to try Gadhafi son in Libya

Libya's transitional government would prefer to try former leader Moammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam in a Libyan court despite an arrest warrant issued for him by the International Criminal Court, a spokesman said Sunday.

The court's chief prosecutor said Friday it was having "informal conversations" about the surrender of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, who is wanted for crimes against humanity. But Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the court did not know his whereabouts and would not reveal with whom the court is talking.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi has realized there is no escape, and wants to negotiate a surrender to limit the damage, said Anees al-Sharif, spokesman for the National Transitional Council's Tripoli Military Council.

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  1. leeintulsa

    Ok.. So let em have him first, then the icc can have what's left, if anything.

    October 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...

    WHAT DOES it matter where he hangs... it would be easier to just say .. your free to go.. and let the mob outside take care of him..
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    October 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 4millyR

    Phillip where are you? THE KING OF BABBLE ON AND ON AND ON .................

    October 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 4millyR

    What does this goverment have to do with Chaz Bono? oh , sorry my mistake.

    October 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Uncle Ray

    Ouch damit Phillip.

    October 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Phillip

    sorry uncle Ray , I promise I won't bite anymore

    October 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Uncle Ray

    For Christ sake Phillip put on a clean dress will ya?

    October 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    Either way, Saif al Islam Qadaffy will never get a fair trial. He will be convicted no matter what in either kangaroo court. I wonder just how much of our tax dollars did Hilary Clinton use to finance this unholy farce. This the right-wing media will never tell us!!!

    October 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |