October 28th, 2011
07:29 AM ET

ICC in talks over surrender of Gadhafi son

The International Criminal Court is having "informal conversations" about the surrender of Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam, who is wanted for crimes against humanity, the court's chief prosecutor said Friday.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo would not say with whom the court is having conversations. He also said the court does not know al-Islam's whereabouts.

If Saif al-Islam Gadhafi is brought before the court, Moreno-Ocampo said, he will "have all the rights and be protected," and will be allowed to present his defense.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    And Mr Gaddafi can now also have more wives: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/libya-freedom-polygamy/ – That should be an incentive.

    October 28, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    See, mo could have had his day in court, he chose not to.

    October 28, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Truethat

    As President, GW Bush drew fire from law and order advocates when in 2002, shortly before the War on Iraq was declared, he "unsigned" (that is withdrew America from) the Treaty of Rome of 1998 that created an international criminal court. That court can try and punish persons alledgedly guilty of crimes of international concern that their home nation has failed to prosecute. This self-made exemption from the Rule of Law seems especially hypocritical of US, especially when US assassinates criminals wanted by many of the world's courts. Dudn't it seem hypocritical to you?

    October 28, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      I sure did to me, Truethat! Through our own arrogance and self-righteousness, we now feel that we're somehow "above" international law and free to do whatever we feel like!!!

      October 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Good morning, lee.
    Let's see if Saif takes the path his father should have;
    Somehow, I doubt it.
    Little tyrants follow the same paths as big tyrants, I've noticed.

    October 28, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    Someone will let the lead out. This is gonna be long drawn out process and Hillary was right, it will impede progress just having to look at him and be reminded of the oppresion his family put upon them.
    With that said Cardinals beat the Rangers and still in it. Who'd a thunk it? Me wooooohoooooooooooooooo!

    October 28, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat2u

    The ICC better hope they get him before the rebels find him. May not have to worry about a trial.

    Good morning one and all.
    What about them Cards !?!

    October 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @bobcat2u-you could stop it right now and go no further, naw you have to play game 7, yipppeeeeeeeeeeee.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bushman

    Let's see if Bush takes the same path as Bush did. Oh. We already saw that. Let's see if President Obama fixes Afghanistan. Oh. We've already seen more years of that. Who really is the "big tyrrant"? Either D or R, same thing.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Your name says it all, Bushman.
    I was talking about the Ghadfi family, et al, that's where the 'big TYRANT' comes into play.
    I don't play the D or R game; I'm an Independent. And that's why.

    October 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    The ICC is the biggest farce ever perpetrated in the annals of mankind! They want to persecute Qaddaffy's son but let people like Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nickolas Sarkozy litterally get away with murder!!!

    October 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Thank you, banasy. How true that is too!!! In fact, yours is the only intelligent post on this tread. These other people posting here, including the freak trolling me, cannot think their way out of a wet paper bag and that's indicative of the direction that this country's going, sadly enough!

      October 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Not me @ 2:42.

    October 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      I knew that.

      October 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sjdsh

    ICC having "informal conversations" ? talking to themselves again, hearing voices too.
    Saif qoutes: "ICC??They can All go to Hell!!"

    October 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat2u

    What needs to be done here is to have that amoral jerk Luis Moreno-Ocampo fired as chief Prosecutor at the ICC and replace him with someone with moral principles who will prosecute creeps like Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nickolas Sarkozy for stating all these obscene wars for sheer profit!!!

    October 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |