Gaddafi Intelligence Chief Captured - Officials

World | November 20, 2011, Sunday // 19:01
Bulgaria: Gaddafi Intelligence Chief Captured - Officials Abdullah al-Senussi -- Moammar Gaddafi's brother-in-law -- was captured at his brother's house about 100 kilometers north of Sabha. Photo by AFP

Libyan revolutionary forces have captured the country's former intelligence chief, National Transitional Council officials said Sunday, as cited by CNN.

Abdullah al-Senussi -- Moammar Gaddafi's brother-in-law -- was captured at his brother's house about 100 kilometers north of Sabha, senior National Transitional Council member Mohammed Sayeh said.

Al-Senussi was in custody in Sabha Sunday, Sayeh said, and authorities planned to bring him to Tripoli to stand trial.

He was not harmed during his capture, said Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, deputy chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council.

Earlier this year the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands indicted al-Senussi for crimes against humanity after the uprising against Gadhafi's regime began in February.

The court prosecutor's arrest warrant said al-Senussi "exercised his role as the national head of the Military Intelligence, one of the most powerful and efficient organs of repression of Gaddafi's regime."

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