Gaddafi wants to start transfer of power talks

28 August 2011

More evidence emerges of atrocities commited in Tripoli by regime

Fugitive Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi is ready to enter negotiations on a transfer of power.

Regime spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told the Associated Press news agency that Gaddafi is still in Libya after the fall of his stronghold Tripoli, although he did not specify where. Ibrahim said that Gaddafi’s son Saadi would represent the regime on talks over a transitional government.

The rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) has rejected the proposal, and insist that Gaddafi surrender. Meanwhile, rebel forces are moving in on the city of Sirte, the last bastion of Gaddafi’s regime.

Egyptian news agency Mena has reported that a convoy of five armoured Mercedes limousines has crossed the border to Algeria, fuelling speculation that Qaddadi has fled the country.

In the capital Tripoli, more evidence has emerged of mass killings by the regime. More than 50 charred bodies have been found in a warehouse in the south of the capital, and US-based Human Rights Watch says there is evidence that at least 17 civilians have been by Gaddafi loyalists before rebels took control of the city.

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