ICC confirms that Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi has been arrested in Libya 22 Aug 2011
The International Criminal Court and the Libyan transitional government are currently discussing the transfer of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to the Hague following his capture by Libyan rebels.

The ICC’s Spokesperson, Fadi El-Abdallah, has confirmed that the ICC and the Libyan transitional government are discussing the surrender of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi (right) following his arrest, but as of yet does not have any clear information on when he would be transferred. Mr El-Abdallah added that this was an important step for international justice in the interest of the victims in Libya. The ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo also confirmed that Saif had been detained by "rebel special forces". He made it clear there is an obligation to surrender Saif to the ICC in accordance with Security Council resolution 1970.

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi acted as his father’s official spokesman and was considered his heir to power, but held no formal political office.

The Libyan rebels have also arrested Muammar Gadaffi’s eldest son Mohammad, but there is no ICC warrant for his arrest. The three arrest warrants were issued on 27 June and accused Gaddafi, Saif and military intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi of crimes against humanity including the killing of hundreds of civilians during the protests that began earlier this year.

There was conflicting information on Muammar Gaddafi’s whereabouts as the rebel forces entered the centre of Tripoli today.  Mohamad Al Akari, an adviser to the transitional national council, has speculated that Gaddafi might have already fled to Algeria.

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