“We demand that our client, Seif al Islam al Gaddafi be immediately protected and kept under continual watch and care by the International Committee of the Red Cross”
“The rights of Seif al Islam must be protected in full compliance with international norms”
“Nato has ordered his killing to spare them the international accountably”
Dr. Franklin Lamb, member of the American legal team representing Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
October 24, 2011
Dr. Franklin Lamb, a member of the American legal team representing Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Director of the Sabra Shatila Foundation, reports that the legal team faxed a communication during the late evening of Oct. 20 to the White House, the Office of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Libyan Embassy in Washington. The legal team is representing Saif al-Islam against charges filed by the International Criminal Court on June 26 and in any legal proceedings that the NTC government may bring against him in Libya.
An excerpt of the communication to Washington reads:
“We demand that our client, Seif al Islam al Gaddafi be immediately protected and kept under continual watch and care by the International Committee of the Red Cross until we are granted personal contact with him and have the opportunity to complete current efforts at arranging interim measures of protection to guarantee his safety. We insist that our client not be questioned or interrogated by anyone including representatives of the current government of Libya or by investigators from the ICC until he has had the opportunity for legal consultation and until he recovers from his wounds.
“The rights of Seif al Islam must be protected in full compliance with international norms and we call on the United Nations Security Council and International Human Rights Organizations to act immediately to protect our client.
“Information arriving from family members and friends of our client Seif al Islam leaves no doubt that Nato has ordered his killing to spare them the international accountably that awaits Nato as the World learns from eyewitness accounts and reliable, competent and probative physical and demonstrative evidence compiled over the past six months exactly what Nato has wrought on Libya and its civilian population.
“Shortly we will file with the ICC formal demands for our client’s protection and his transfer to a sanctuary outside of Libya lest he be assassinated as was the fate today of his father, Colonel Muammar al Gaddafi.
“We intend to hold the current governments of Libya and the United States as well as Nato fully responsible for the brutal assassination of our client’s father and brother Mutassim and for any abuse or harm that is directed at our client, Seif al Islam. We intend to prove in Court that since the passage of UN Security Resolution by the United Nations Security Council on March 17, 2011, Nato has repeatedly targeted civilian targets with more than 9,000 bombing sorties in Libya as part of its campaign to assassinate the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi and his close aides and advisers.
“We intend to prove in Court that Nato did repeatedly sanction others to carry out his assassination and that his killers on October 20, 2011 knew that a large cash award awaited them if they killed Colonel Gaddafi and silenced him from testifying against Nato officials and current Western leaders who led the eight month destruction of Libya.”
Currently there are conflicting reports on Saif Gaddafi’s status and whereabouts. MailOnline reports that he was said to be fleeing across the vast Libyan desert last night after escaping the mob who killed his father. Officials said he was travelling in a convoy of three armored vehicles being hunted by NATO reconnaissance planes. One unconfirmed report had suggested he was seriously wounded when `his arms were blown off’ in an airstrike.
Other reports have said that he was captured, alive and uninjured, on Saturday night. The Tehran Times reports that he was captured and is in critical condition after losing his arm.
- RT – Gaddafi’s son: “I am in Libya, alive and free”
23 October, 2011
– Egypt’s Nile TV Channel reported on Thursday, October 20, that he had managed to flee Sirte and find shelter in the desert. According to RIA Novosti, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has already got the support of the tribes loyal to his father –
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