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Seif al-Islam Arrested, ICC Seeks Confirmation
  Son of ousted Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi and one-time successor Seif al-Islam has been arrested in southern Libya, a senior National Transitional Council official said on Saturday.
Sunday 20 November 2011 13:47
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Seif al-Islam Arrested, ICC Seeks Confirmation
BFnews: Seif al-Islam, who is believed to be the modern face of Libya, was "arrested in southern Libya" by former rebel forces, NTC justice minister Mohammed al-Allagui told AFP, declining to give any details.

News of his arrest was greeted in Tripoli by gunmen firing into the air in celebration and the honking of car horns. The operations chief of former rebels in Zintan, Bashir Taib, told a news conference that his fighters had arrested Seif along with three aides in the Ubari region of southern Libya.

The ICC issued warrants on June 27 against Seif al-Islam, 39, as well as his father and Abdullah al-Senussi, the late dictator's intelligence chief, on charges of crimes against humanity in crushing anti-regime protests.

ICC said Saturday it was seeking confirmation of reports from Tripoli of his arrest. "What we are going to do is wait for official confirmation from the authorities that a suspect wanted by the ICC has been arrested," court spokesman Fadi El-Abdallah told AFP.

Source : AFP