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..

    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 |

    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 |