Gaddafi son 'attacked by ex-rebels'

Saif al-Islam, second son of the late Muammar Gaddafi, has been attacked while in custody in Libya, according to the International Criminal Court which yesterday demanded he be handed over.

Xavier-Jean Keita, a lawyer for the Hague court, said al-Islam, who is wanted on charges of crimes against humanity, was "physically attacked" by his captors.

Al-Islam was caught in November trying to escape the country after the overthrow and death of his father. Libya's revolutionary leaders have so far refused to surrender him to the Hague.