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Gadhafi's son warns captors that Libya's regions will turn against each other within a year
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) ' New video footage of Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam taken shortly after his capture shows him warning his captors that Libya's regions that united in revolution will turn against each other in the near future.
Seif al-Islam was taken prisoner Saturday in southern Libya and is being held by fighters in the town of Zintan.
In a video acquired by The Associated Press, he tells his captors that "in a couple of months or maximum one year" the regions that banded together to oust Gadhafi will betray one another, suggesting the country will descend into infighting.
Seif al-Islam is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is flying to Tripoli on Tuesday for talks with Libyan authorities Seif al-Islam.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) ' The International Criminal Court's prosecutor boarded a flight to Tripoli for talks Tuesday with Libyan authorities about their plans to put on trial Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam Gadhafi.
Seif was captured Saturday in southern Libya and is being held by fighters there. A local spokesman for Libya's new leadership says former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi also was captured over the weekend and is being held in the city of Sabha.
Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said in a statement Tuesday that both men "must face justice."
Seif and al-Senoussi have been charged with crimes against humanity for their alleged roles in the brutal crackdown on dissent that started in February.
Rights groups have called on Libya to hand both men over for trial in The Hague.
Moreno-Ocampo stressed that even if Libyans want to try the two men at home they must still cooperate with the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal.
Libya is obliged by a Security Council resolution to work with the court, but that does not necessarily preclude a trial in Libya. If the National Transitional Council can convince judges in The Hague that the country has a functioning legal system that will give Seif and al-Sanoussi a fair trial on substantially the same charges as Moreno-Ocampo filed, then the ICC could declare Moreno-Ocampo's case inadmissible and turn it over to Libya.
"I will talk to the national authorities and seek information about proposed national proceedings in order to assist us in analyzing the admissibility of the case against Seif Gadhafi and Abdullah al-Senoussi and to understand their plans moving ahead," Moreno-Ocampo said in a statement. "Their arrest is a crucial step in bringing to justice those most responsible for crimes committed in Libya."