Qaddafi's son Saif al-Islam, through indirect channels, has made contact with officials at the International Criminal Court about turning himself in for trial, the Associated Press and Reuters report. If he does surrender after being on the run and at one point fleeing to Niger after his father's death, he will be tried in court. "We are having informal conversations with [Saif al-Islam] in order to see if he can be surrendered to the court," said top prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo to the Associated Press, which also notes that Moreno-Ocampo said he doesn't know the current location of the Qaddafi son. But Qaddafi may have another plan. The prosecutor said that the dictator's son may flee to another, presumably more hospitable locale, the AP writes:
Conveying a sense of urgency, Moreno-Ocampo said he believed Gadhafi also was in touch with unidentified mercenaries offering to find him refuge in an African country that does not cooperate with the court. He mentioned Zimbabwe as a likely possibility, and said the court was in contact with other countries to prevent Gadhafi's escape by denying any plane carrying him permission to fly through its air space.
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