Qaddafi Son in Contact with International Criminal Court

The son of Libya’s former leader, Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, is reportedly in discussions with the International Criminal Court at The Hague.  According to reports in the New York Times, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi is engaged in indirect discussions with the Court, apparently about turning himself in to face trial before that Court.  His father was killed on October 20, 2011, in Surt, Libya and one of his brothers, Muatassim, was killed on the same day.

In June of 2011, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued arrest warrants for Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi as well as for Colonel Qaddafi and Libya’s Chief of Intelligence.  The warrants charged crimes against humanity, including murder and persecution and were issued by the presiding judge of the International Criminal Court.

The discussions include the International Court’s Prosecutor, Louis Moreno-Ocampo.  Seif’s location has not been reported.