October 29, 2011
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the fugitive son of Libya’s toppled late leader, told the International Criminal Court he is innocent of alleged crimes against humanity, the court prosecutor said on Saturday.
The court, based in The Hague, has said it made informal contact with Saif al-Islam, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and is seeking to arrest him and bring him to trial on the charges stemming from Libya’s civil war.
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the contacts were through intermediaries, and Saif al-Islam maintained he is innocent and wants to understand what could happen to him if cleared of charges.
“There are some people connected with him that are in touch with people connected with us, so we have no direct relation; it’s through intermediaries,” Moreno-Ocampo said in a brief interview after arriving in Beijing, where he is attending a law conference.