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HRW calls for surrender of Gadhafi's son to ICC

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Human Rights Watch has called on Libyan authorities to take "feasible steps" to facilitate the surrender of Seif al-Islam, son of late Libyan dictator Moammar al-Gadhafi, over to the International Criminal

Today's statement comes after Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, which captured Seif al-Islam late in 2011, announced that it had released him without disclosing his whereabouts.

His release comes as part of a recent pardon issued by the Libyan based in the country's eastern region, battalion fighters said. But HRW believes the amnesty to be "flawed" and doesn't change the fact that he is wanted by

Gadhafi's son is wanted by over crimes against humanity he allegedly committed in 2011, the year when a popular uprising toppled Gadhafi after more than 40 years in power.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 23:02 IST