Saif Al-Islam can now count on the support of a number of Africans in the battle he intends to take. According to our colleagues at RFI, the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi recently released, has just seen a support committee set up in Niamey, Niger. The committee is composed of dozens of Libyans residing in Niger, members of Nigerian civil society and students.
From the very outset of this committee, the first declaration consisted of shaming the behavior of the International Criminal Court. The support committee denounces the ICC’s “harassment” of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, which they consider to be “hope” for the Libyan rebirth.
” We know the real tribunal of the war in Libya, ” said a member of the committee, Mohammed Ahmed, who is also a former journalist in Libya. We are organizing this demonstration to declare our support to the Libyan people, Libya and the Saif al-Islam person who embodies this hope, “said a statement released by the support committee.
The organizers did not skimp on the means with the green flags of the former Lybia of Muammar Kadhafi or the giant photos of his son Saif al-Islam.
Reasons for support for Saif Al-Islam
” We support Saif al-Islam because as son of Muammar Gaddafi, he knows more about his father’s great projects and we support his father’s African projects ,” adds a member of Niger’s civil society.
It must be said that Saif al-Islam has many fans at the University of Niamey. This is what a third-year student says: ” Saif al-Islam was freed,” he recalls, “The ICC felt concerned. He is a young man who has a confirmed and proven leader’s charisma . ”
It is expected in the next few weeks that the support committee in Saif al-Islam will organize other demonstrations in the northern regions of the country.