Friday 26 May 2017

Son contacts rebels to negotiate surrender terms

A rebel fighter inside the house of Al-Saadi Gadhafi in Tripoli. Photo: PA
A rebel fighter inside the house of Al-Saadi Gadhafi in Tripoli. Photo: PA

GADDAFI'S son al-Saadi is trying to negotiate the terms of his own surrender.

Last night the rebel commander in Tripoli said the announcement represented a major blow to the Libyan leader's crumbling regime.

The commander, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, said al-Saadi first telephoned him on Tuesday and asked whether his safety could be guaranteed.

"We told him: 'Don't fear for your life. We will guarantee your rights as a human being, and will deal with you humanely.'"

Mr Belhaj added that al-Saadi would be turned over to Libyan legal authorities after his surrender.

Irish Independent

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