ICC, Libya Rebels Discuss Handover of Gadhafi's Son to The Hague

Rebels capture son and one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam; ICC official says too early to discuss details of timeframes for his possible transfer.

The International Criminal Court said on Monday it was in talks with the Libyan rebels about the potential transfer of Seif al-Islam, the son of Libya's Muammar Gadhafi, to the war crimes court in The Hague.

"We are in discussions with the Libyan council about the surrender of Seif al-Islam," ICC official Fadi el-Abdallah said.

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"It is simply too early to talk about details of those discussions or timeframes,” he added, saying “the situation is not fully clear or stable in Tripoli so that might take some time."

Opposition fighters captured Gadhafi’s son and one-time heir apparent late Sunday, and another son is under house arrest.

"It's over, frizz-head," chanted hundreds of jubilant men and women massed in Green Square late Sunday, using a mocking nickname of the curly-haired Gadhafi. The revelers fired shots in the air, clapped and waved the rebels' tricolor flag. Some set fire to the green flag of Gadhafi's regime and shot holes in a poster with the leader's image.

Libyan rebels have gained control of 95 percent of Tripoli, the rebels' top diplomat said on Monday, but the whereabouts of embattled leader Muammar Gadhafi remain unknown.
Mahmud Nacua says there are "still some pockets" of support for Moammar Gadhafi, but rebels are asserting control.