Libyan Rebels Take Revenge on Fingers of Saif al Islam al Qaddafi
Monday, November 21, 2011
Cairo- (PanOrient News) Libyan rebels reportedly cut 3 fingers off the right hand of Saif al Islam al Qaddafi, son of Libyan former leader Qaddafi, after they arrested him 2 days ago.
Rebel sources said Saif was captured in the Obari region south of Libya, where he was preparing to flee to Niger. He was discovered in an old house with twelve companions including the son of Libyan former security forces' chief, Al Sanousi.
Saif apparently did not resist even though he and his group had guns. He surrendered calmly but appeared to be fearful of being killed in the same way his father and brother were killed one month ago.
Saif, 39, appeared in photos and video with what appeared to be heavily bandaged fingers. He told a TV channel that he was injured by a NATO attack.
The current Libyan rulers asked the rebels to treat Saif as a prisoner of war and not to abuse him but it appears that they cut off his fingers in retaliation for the numerous times Saif had threatened Libyans opposing his father’s rule by jabbing his finger in the air or at the people “in a threatening, insulting and provocative manner .”
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