NTC source: Gaddafi son seeks aircraft to surrender

October 27, 2011 12:08

DUBAI - Muammar Gaddafi's fugitive son Saif al-Islam wants an aircraft to take him out of Libya's southern desert so he can turn himself in to The Hague war crimes court, a source with Libya's National Transitional Council said on Thursday.

A fearful Saif al-Islam, 39, went on the run at about the time his father met a grisly death a week ago, apparently at the hands of vengeful Libyan fighters. He indicated he was ready to surrender to justice, as did ex-intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, NTC officials said.

Both men were the subject of arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court, where officials were not been able to confirm any approach. They were facing charges of crimes against humanity for their response to February's uprising.

Conflicting reports of Saif al-Islam's whereabouts have circulated since he vanished from the Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid in the north of the country, with some accounts putting him, and Senussi, in Niger.

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