Several weeks after his father, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was captured and killed by rebel forces attempting to leave the nation he governed for more than forty years, his son and heir, Saif al-Islam, was found attempting to flee to Niger yesterday and taken to the northern town of Zintan. Today, video has surfaced of the younger Gaddafi being transported by the airplane, while the interim leader of the country promised a fair trial for crimes against humanity.
According to the BBC, Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim al-Keib announced that he “trusted militia in the town to take care of [Gaddafi]” in anticipation of interrogations to begin on Sunday (Gaddafi would be interrogated in either Zintan or Misrata). Meanwhile, the International Criminal Court, which seeks Gaddafi for crimes against humanity, is sending a prosecutor to the country to aid in the trial, and concerns rise that the rebels responsible for his capture will attempt to negotiate for higher-ranking positions in the new government in exchange for Gaddafi. Keib is expected to announce his new cabinet on Monday.
After a photo surfaced yesterday to confirm his capture, video of Gaddafi being transferred by airplane was also released to confirm his identity. That footage, via the UK Telegraph, below:
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