Saif al-Islam, son of ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been described as everything from philanthropist to liberal reformer and aspiring artist. After his arrest on Saturday, Gaddafi’s one-time heir apparent now faces an uncertain future.
REUTERS - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was captured in the rugged desert, transformed himself during this year’s uprising from a relaxed reformer to a belligerent and loyal lieutenant of his father who is now wanted by the ICC accused of crimes against humanity.
In pictures: Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam captured
Dressed in a long brown robe and a turban, former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, identified himself as “Abdelsalam” (a name that means ‘servant of peace’) at the time of his capture. (Photo: AFP)
After his arrest, Saif al-Islam was transported by plane to the western mountain town of Zintan, a former anti-Gaddafi stronghold just south of the capital Tripoli. (Photo: AFP)
Crowds of people swarm around the plane that carried Saif al-Islam after it lands. (Photo: AFP)
Gaddafi’s son and one-time heir apparent was reportedly in good health after his capture, saying that his bandaged hand had been wounded the month before during a NATO air strike. His fate now lies in the hands of Libya’s interim government. (Photo: AFP)
Throngs of people hit the streets in Libyan cities such as Tripoli and Benghazi to celebrate the news of Saif al-Islam’s apprehension. (Photo: AFP)
Date created : 2011-11-19