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Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son and one-time heir apparent Saif al-Islam is free despite earlier claims confirmed by the International Criminal Court and leaders of Libya's National Transitional Council that he had been detained by rebel forces. Seif appeared early on Tuesday morning at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, where foreign journalists are staying under the close watch of Gaddafi regime minders. He then took reporters in a convoy on a drive through parts of the city under the regime's control.
The convoy ended up outside Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound, where at least one hundred men were waiting in lines for guns to be distributed to volunteers to defend the regime. Greeting cheering supporters at the compound, Seif gave a defiant interview, accusing NATO and the West of sabotaging communications and spreading chaos and fear.