Libyan rebels offer amnesty for turning in Gaddafi

BENGHAZI, Libya Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:46am EDT

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi attends the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Security Summit in Rome November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Di Meo/Pool

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi attends the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Security Summit in Rome November 16, 2009.

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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's rebel council said on Wednesday it was offering an amnesty to any of Muammar Gaddafi's entourage who kill or capture him.

Council chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil also said a Benghazi businessman, whom he did not identify, had offered a reward of two million Libyan dinars ($1.3 million) for Gaddafi's capture.

"The National Transitional Council announces that any of his inner circle who kill Gaddafi or capture him, society will give amnesty or pardon for any crime he has committed," he told a news conference.

(Reporting by Robert Birsel ; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Roche)

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