Ocampo starts packing for Libya

28th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

With the last remnants of the Gaddafi regime on the run, possibly looking for refuge in the relative safety of a detention centre in The Hague, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court ICC is preparing to visit Libya, RNW has learned.

He will not be travelling to Libya as a bounty hunter – Ocampo told US broadcaster CNN today that the two ICC indictees, Saif al-Islam and Abdullah al-Senussi are holding “informal conversations…exploring the possibility to appear before the court”.

A Libyan diplomatic source told RNW that an ICC mission is planning to travel to Libya to start its investigation and research activities from there, adding that Ocampo is planning to visit the country. The sources deny that the mission is connected to reports that Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam is intending to surrender to the ICC, emphasising that the delegation does not show any desire to travel immediately but is only planning the mission without fixing any date of travel.

The ICC had issued arrest warrants for Gaddafi, his brother in law Abdallah al-Sanusi and Saif al-Islam. Following the former Libyan leader’s death, the other two are reported to have fled to a neighboring country, most probably Niger.

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