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    Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya, military commanders say

    I hope they don't turn him into dead Gadaffi # 2 on youtube.


    Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of slain Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been captured in Libya, military commanders said Saturday.


    Tripoli (CNN) -- Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of slain Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been captured in the Libyan desert after weeks on the run, senior military commanders said Saturday.
    He was caught by revolutionary fighters after a firefight in the southwestern oasis town of Obari, Libyan senior military commanders in Tripoli told CNN.
    Outbursts of celebratory gunfire, the honking of horns and cries of joy could be heard in Tripoli as reports of his capture spread.
    Othman Mliegta, commander of the Al Qa'aq brigades, said he had been told that Saif al-Islam was slightly injured in the clashes that took place when the fighters attempted to capture him.
    He is not yet in the city of Zintan in the Western mountains, where he will be held, but is being transported there by helicopter, Mliegta told CNN.
    Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, who was named in an Interpol arrest warrant in September, is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, including murder and persecution, committed during the uprising.
    Military commanders say he will be treated in the same way as other detainees. No pictures have yet been seen since his capture.
    Many Libyans want to see Saif al-Islam tried in their country, but there are questions as to whether Libya would be able to give former regime members a fair trial.
    The deputy minister of justice told CNN Friday the country does have the necessary judicial system in place.
    Chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said that if Saif al-Islam Gadhafi is brought before the ICC in the Netherlands, he will "have all the rights and be protected," and will be allowed to present a defense.
    Once seen as a possible successor to his father and an advocate of reform, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi became a vocal defender of his father's brutal regime.
    His whereabouts have been unknown for months. At the end of August he made a call to Syria's Rai TV, in which he said he was speaking from a suburb of the capital, Tripoli, and urged Libyans to rise up against the rebels.
    Saif al-Islam is the second-oldest son, the oldest of Gadhafi's second wife Safia. He was educated at the London School of Economics and speaks fluent English.
    His father was killed last month near Sirte after his capture by forces loyal to the National Transitional Council.
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    Re: Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya, military commanders say

    It is better to put him on trial so it can be revealed all the crimes committed by ghaddafi regime and also reveal the countries who where involved in torture, kidnap, and other war crimes committed in the country.

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