Diplomats Say Gaddafi Family Entered Algeria Earlier Today
Moammar Gaddafi’s wife, his daughter Aisha and two sons entered Algeria today.
Colonel Gaddafi’s glamorous daughter Aisha, 34, wears a veil and waves her father’s flag as she conjures support among Libyans weary from weeks of conflict earlier this year. (Daily Mail)
Algerian diplomats did not know if Gaddafi would follow them or not.
The wife of fugitive Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, three of his children and some of his grandchildren arrived in Algeria on Monday morning, Algerian diplomats said
Mourad Benmehidi, the Algerian ambassador to the United Nations, said he relayed the news to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier Monday. Benmehidi said his country granted entrance to Gadhafi’s wife, Safia, his daughter, Aisha, sons Hannibal and Mohamed and their children on “humanitarian grounds.”
The ambassador said none of the Gadhafis were on a list of people under Security Council sanctions and did not know whether Moammar Gadhafi was expected to seek entry into Algeria.
Gadhafi is wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of war crimes, along with his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and his brother-in-law and intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Sanussi. Algeria is not a signatory of the Rome Treaty that established the ICC.