Sam Greenhill and David Williams
October 26, 2011
Colonel Gaddafi’s fugitive son Saif al-Islam today offered to hand himself in to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, according to a Libyan transitional government official.
The London-educated playboy, 39, is the last member of the hated despot’s family still feared to be at large in Libya.
Said and former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi are proposing to surrender to the International Criminal Court, a senior military official with the National Transitional Council said today.
Observers speculated the brutal demise of his father – who was beaten to a bloody pulp and possibly even sodomised after his capture before getting a bullet in the brain – may have prompted his move. Abdel Majid Mlegta said: ‘They are proposing a way to hand themselves over to The Hague.’
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