International court in surrender talks with Gadhafi son

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The International Criminal Court says it is in contact with slain Libyan leader Moamer Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam over his surrender.

Seif and Gadhafi's brother-in-law Abdullah al-Senussi are the most wanted fugitives from Gadhafi's inner circle, according to the Taiwan News, on charges of crimes against humanity.

The Lebanon Daily Star reported that Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, has "substantial evidence" that Sief helped hire mercenaries to attack Libyan civilians protesting against his father's rule.

According to the Taiwan News, Moreno-Ocampo said in a statement that they have informal contact with Seif through intermediaries.

A group of mercenaries has offered to move Seif to an African country where he would be safe for the time being, but the ICC has maintained contact with them to urge Seif to surrender.

According to the Taiwan News and the Lebanon Daily Star, Moreno-Ocampo said that the ICC received some questions from Seif through an intermediary about the legal system and what would happen to him if he would appear before the judges.

It has been made clear that if Seif surrenders to the ICC he would have the right to be heard in court and is innocent until proven guilty.

The Taiwan News said that the exact whereabouts of Seif and Senussi are still unknown, but security sources said that Senussi had crossed from Niger into Mali, with sources claiming he was under protection from Tuareg nomads.

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