How Saif al-Islam charmed the West

Gaddafi’s son was once seen by former European friends as the “acceptable” face of Libya’s regime.

World leaders and rights groups have called for Saif al-Islam, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, to be given a fair trial after his capture by National Transitional Council fighters in the south of Libya.

Yet, if Saif al-Islam is brought before a court in Libya or abroad, he is likely to disclose information that many leaders might find uncomfortable.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Potter examines the West’s relationship with the Gaddafi family.

Source: Al Jazeera

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