ICC prosecutor believes Gaddafi spy chief at large

November 23, 2011 13:18

TRIPOLI - International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told Reuters on Wednesday he believed Muammar Gaddafi's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi had not been captured.

Officials from Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Sunday that Senussi had been captured the day after Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam was caught, and in the same southern desert region.

Libya's prime minister-designate, Abdurrahim El-Keib, later cast doubt on the reports, and the NTC has since neither confirmed nor denied Senussi's capture, though a military commander has stood by his report of the arrest. The ICC has indicted Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam and Senussi for war crimes.

"I understand he (Senussi) has not been arrested," Moreno-Ocampo told Reuters in an interview in Tripoli.

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