Saif al-Islam Gadhafi

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Libyan Presidential Candidate Has a Familiar Name

Son of Gadhafi announces his candidacy for president

(Newser) - The son and one-time heir apparent of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has announced his candidacy for the country's presidential election next month, per the AP . Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, who's wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity, submitted his candidacy papers in the southern...

World May Not Have Seen the Last of the Gadhafis

New York Times reporter tracks down son Seif, who is plotting a return to power in Libya

(Newser) - A decade ago, the world appeared to be rid of the Gadhafi clan of Libya. Longtime leader Moammar had been ousted and killed during the Arab Spring uprising, and three of his sons were dead as well. Another son, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi—his father's presumed successor—was captured by...

Gadhafi Son Is Released, Vanishes
Gadhafi Son Is
Released, Vanishes

Gadhafi Son Is Released, Vanishes

Onetime heir-apparent Seif al-Islam was held since late 2011

(Newser) - Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday, but gave no details...

Gadhafi Son's Sentence: Death
 Gadhafi Son's Sentence: Death 

Gadhafi Son's Sentence: Death

But it's unclear whether the militia holding Saif al-Islam will give him up

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's son has been sentenced to death in absentia today by a Tripoli court that found him guilty of war crimes during Libya's 2011 uprising. Saif al-Islam is being held by a militia, from the town of Zintan, that has refused to turn him over to the...

Gadhafi Son Handed Back to Libya

Saadi Gadhafi to face charges of killing protesters

(Newser) - After years of very comfortable house arrest in Niger, one of Moammar Gadhafi's surviving sons is now in Libyan custody. Saadi Gadhafi, who fled Libya for Niger as his father's regime collapsed in 2011, was extradited from the West African country today and is now in a Tripoli...

Lawyers: Gadhafi Son Beaten in Prison

Saif al-Islam in 'legal black hole,' they say

(Newser) - Lawyers for Moammar's Gadhafi's imprisoned son, Saif al-Islam, say he is being beaten in a Libyan prison, where he is held in near total isolation. Though Libyan prosecutors initially said he would only be tried for minor crimes involving a camel license and fish farming problems, he is...

Sarkozy Took $66M From Gadhafi: Website

Libyan leader gave cash to 2007 campaign, investigators claim

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi helped bankroll Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power, according to a French investigative website. Mediapart says it has seen documents suggesting the Libyan leader made a $66 million donation ahead of Sarkozy's election in 2007, the Telegraph reports. Gadhafi's son Saif-al Islam made similar claims a...

Gadhafi Son in 'Good Physical Condition'

But he has no access to lawyer, says Human Rights Watch

(Newser) - Saif al-Islam Gadhafi is imprisoned in isolation and has not been given access to a lawyer, but the son of Moammar Gadhafi is in “good physical condition,” according to Human Rights Watch. In a 30-minute meeting with the group, Gadhafi called his treatment “OK” and said he...

Libya Captures Gadhafi's Spy Chief

On heels of capture of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi

(Newser) - The noose continues to tighten around Moammar Gadhafi's inner circle: The Libyan strongman's spy chief has been captured alive today in the southern part of the country, according to Libya's information minister. The capture of Abdullah al-Senoussi comes on the heels of that of Gadhafi's onetime...

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi Will Be Tried in Libya, Not the Hague, NTC Says
 Libya: We'll Try Gadhafi Son 

Libya: We'll Try Gadhafi Son

NTC will not hand Saif al-Islam Gadhafi over to the Hague

(Newser) - The Libyan information minister says Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent will be tried at home and will not be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Mahmoud Shammam says Libya's National Transitional Council will discuss its decision with the ICC's chief prosecutor...

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, Son of Moammar Gadhafi, Is Captured in Southern Libya
 Gadhafi Son 
 Is Captured 

Gadhafi Son Is Captured

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi caught in southern Libya

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's son apparently never made it out of Libya. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, who was once being groomed to take over for his father, has been captured in the southern part of the country, reports AP . He was apparently trying to flee to Niger when he and two aides...

Gadhafi Son Could Hide for Months in Sahara Desert

Mystery surrounds Saif al-Islam's whereabouts

(Newser) - Where in the world is Saif al-Islam Gadhafi? Quite possibly somewhere in the Sahara Desert, where he could manage to stay hidden for months, the AP reports. Gadhafi, who was last rumored to be near the Mali border on Oct. 28, could be fleeing to a safe country, negotiating a...

Gadhafi Son Claims Innocence
 Gadhafi Son Claims Innocence 

Gadhafi Son Claims Innocence

ICC says it has evidence Saif hired mercenaries to attack civilians

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent has told the International Criminal Court that he is innocent of the charges against him. The ICC, however, says it has evidence that Saif al-Islam Gadhafi—who has been using intermediaries to explore his options for surrender —is guilty of war...

Hague Holds 'Indirect' Talks With Gadhafi Son

'Informally' discussing Saif al-Islam's potential surrender

(Newser) - The International Criminal Court has spoken indirectly with Moammar Gadhafi’s son regarding his possible surrender , chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo tells the AP . “Through intermediaries, we have informal contact” with Saif al-Islam, the ICC says in a statement. “The office of the prosecutor has made it clear that...

Gadhafi Son May Surrender to World Court

Saif al-Islam is on the run, wanted for war crimes

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's one-time heir apparent is apparently out of options and looking to turn himself in to the world court in the Hague, reports Reuters . Saif al-Islam Gadhafi has been on the run since Sirte fell and is said to be near the Niger border. He and top Gadhafi...

Gadhafi Buried at Dawn

 Gadhafi Buried at 
 Secret Desert Site 

Gadhafi Buried at Secret Desert Site

Libyan dictator is buried at dawn with son Mutassim

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's final journey was from a meat locker in Misrata to a grave in a secret desert location. A National Transitional Council spokesman says the bodies of the dictator, his son Mutassim, and his former defense minister "were buried at dawn in a secret place with proper...

Tony Blair Lobbied Gadhafi for JP Morgan: Telegraph

Monster or treasure trove?

(Newser) - Villain-of-the-hour Moammar Gadhafi apparently wasn't too much of a monster for at least one US investment bank. The Telegraph is reporting that former PM Tony Blair lobbied Gadhafi and his family for business on behalf of JP Morgan. Blair was one of three "prominent Western businessmen," including...

Gadhafi in Town Near Capital: Rebels

But military attack on town of Bani Walid 'out of the question'

(Newser) - You've heard this one before , but Libya's new rulers think they know where Moammar Gadhafi is. Andel Majid Mlegta, head of the Tripoli military operations room, tells Reuters that "someone we trust" has placed Gadhafi and son Seif al-Islam in Bani Walid, a town about 95 miles...

Gadhafi Son: Our Victory Is Near

Other son negotiating surrender

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's most prominent—and possibly most deluded—son says his father is doing fine and Gadhafi loyalists are close to victory. "We would like to assure people that we are steadfast and the commander is doing well," Saif al-Islam told a Syrian radio station, claiming to...

Gadhafi Son's Bizarre Drop-in Bad News for Rebels

Troops appear energized after Seif al-Islam's appearance

(Newser) - Fresh fighting has erupted in Tripoli today after Moammar Gadhafi's son turned up free, a bizarre twist that seems to have energized forces still loyal to the regime. The AP reports thick clouds of smoke, fierce street battles, and heavy fighting around Gadhafi's main compound. The rebels maintain...

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