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Gaddafi children 'determined to destabilise' Libya, NTC claims

By Katerina Nikolas     Dec 26, 2011 in World
As protesters demand that no former member of the Gaddafi regime be allowed to serve in Libya's new government, NTC chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil warns that Gaddafi's children are determined to destabilise Libya.
Mustafa Abdel Jalil, chief of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), sent a warning to members of the government during a speech to celebrate Libya's anniversary of independence. Without elaborating on his words or providing evidence to back up his claims, Jalil stated "It is true that Moamer Kadhafi and his children will no longer have a place in the future Libya, but they are still determined to destabilise it and cause many concerns." (AFP)Jalil's warning came as protesters have demanded that former Gaddafi regime officials should not be allowed to serve in Libya's new government. Protesters in Benghazi called for the resignation of the economy minister, Taher Sharkas. Business Week reported that Sharkas resigned on Saturday. Sharkas had held the position of economy minister briefly, under the Gaddafi regime.
Jalil did not elaborate on his warning that the surviving children of Gaddafi are determined to destabilise Libya, or indicate how they plan to do so. Only Saif al-Islam is in Libya, held as a prisoner in Zintan awaiting trial. Saad has been given sanctuary in neighbouring Niger, whilst Hannibal and Mohammed were given humanitarian leave to remain in Algeria, together with Gaddafi's daughter Aisha.
IOL reported that Aisha's lawyer, Nick Kaufman, has corresponded with the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeking an investigation into the brutal murders of Gaddafi and his son Motassim. In spite of the NTC promising to investigate the deaths in the wake of international outrage, a letter sent to the ICC states “To date, neither Ms Gaddafi nor any member of her family has been informed, by your office, of the initiation of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the brutal murders."
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