18 Apr '11, 3am

Gaddafi's son: 'We didn't commit any crime'

WASHINGTON: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader who is battling a rebellion, claimed "we didn't commit any crime against our people," in an interview with The Washington Post reported Sunday. The 38-year-old Saif Gaddafi told the Post in an hour-long interview in Tripoli that evidence of Libyan forces firing on anti-government demonstrators is false, likening it to reports of pre-war Iraq hiding weapons of mass destruction. "It's exactly like the WMD," he said. "WMD, WMD, WMD, go and attack Iraq. Civilians, civilians, civilians, go and attack Libya. It's the same thing." NATO is currently enforcing a United Nations-approved no-fly zone designed to protect Libyan civilians. Western allies have called for the end of Gaddafi's four-decade rule. Saif Gaddafi, speaking in fluent English, said he had brought many reformers into the Libyan government. But several of t...

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