Gaddafi son Saadi promised 'decent treatment,' officer says

August 31, 2011 23:46

TRIPOLI - The head of Tripoli's military council told Reuters on Wednesday he had promised Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi 'decent treatment' if he surrenders.

"I spoke to him personally," Abdul Hakim Belhadj said. "He called and revealed his intention to come on the side of the rebels (...) We told Saadi we would guarantee him decent treatment in line with the human rights, legal rights of any Libyan person."

Saadi said on Al-Arabiya television late on Wednesday that he had initiated talks "based on ending bloodshed" and that he had his father's authorization. US news network CNN earlier reported that Saadi denied he planned to surrender.

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