Gaddafi’s Son Allegedly Beats Wife in London Hotel, Breaks Her Nose, and Then Invokes Diplomatic Immunity

Moutassim Gaddafi, son of Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qaddafi (aka Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi) (shown left), claimed diplomatic immunity after English police came to his hotel room and discovered his wife — 29-year-old model Aline Skaf — with a broken nose after an alleged argument with Gaddafi, 33. The Libyan bodyguards were arrested after they refused to allow the police to enter the £4,000-a-night suite at Claridge’s in Mayfair at about 1.30am on Christmas Day. This was not part of the description of life for beautiful women recently given by his father, here, in Italy.

The police were ready to arrest Gaddafi when he called the Libyan ambassador, who informed him that he had diplomatic immunity (meaning that, even if he beat his wife in public, he could not be arrested). His security staff was also released without charge. His wife claimed at the police station to have fallen and broken her nose by accident.

Gaddafi’s son (known as Hannibal) is someone who gets the most out of immunity. The Swiss last year arrested him and his wife for allegedly mistreating servants in a Geneva hotel and he was arrested in 2005 at a Paris hotel for punching a woman. In the 2009 incident, he then moved to another hotel and was accused of smashing furniture. Remarkably, it was the furniture incident that lead to at least the appearance of punishment. He was given a four-month suspended prison sentence and a £350 fine for the assault.

After the 2009 incident, his father threw out Swiss diplomats and companies in retaliation for their treatment of his son. To the chagrin of many, the Swiss government then apologized to Gaddafi and his son, here.

Then there was a high-speed chase with French police along the Champs-élysées in his black Porsche in 2004 (where his bodyguards reportedly attacked a policeman) and in 2003 he was part of a melee that led to six photographers being sent to a hospital.

The son is the head of national security in Libya and is reportedly positioning himself to take over for his father though many in the West are hoping that another son (Saif al-Islam ) will be the successor, here.

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  2. Does this story, ruthless dictator with two sons, the crazy one in charge of security and the more moderate one that will probably end up dead if daddy dies, sound familiar? Wasn’t this the same story with Saddam Hussein? Is this typical dictator family planning or is there a serious lack of imagination at work here?

  3. Re; drapery material

    How soon you forget your fashion history. In the very late 50’s to the mid sixties the ‘Mod’ clothing fashion was all the rage. People like me that lived in Midwestern cities didn’t have access to mod fashion because our conservative clothing business’ didn’t carry it. In high-school (’62-’63-’64) many of us girls would shop for the material that had the splashiest or most large geometric to make our own skirts- short shirts- and tops from. Right. (Light weight) Drapery material. One friend of mine was constantly being directed to sew crepe-paper ruffles to her short skirts in order to be allowed to stay in school for the day.

    Gaddafi came to power on about ’60-’62. I just know he was in uniform during the day but went on late night shopping forays for ‘mod’ fabric for his informal wear. Unless Libya was way more socially progressive than St. Louis, (Which, really, who knows, it is St. Louis after all?) I just know he had to resort to drapery material for his casual wardrobe. And what a peacock he must have been!. Being a ruthless dictator means never having to change your fashion preferences.

  4. I am sorry to inform you that that is not divan material but rather left over materials used to cover windows. We in the south call them drapes, curtains, window coverings, shades etc. many names many uses. Now you insurrectionists may confuse the very same material as Upholstery.

    It is easy to do. But then again, some would confuse chino and gabardine. Cotton and Wool is another easy one.

  5. I agree with Buddha that the Diplomatic Immunity principle is overbroad and overused. This creep should be in an English jail.
    As to the fashion statement, who doesn’t like a good suit made from the latest in couch material.

  6. eniobob,

    See what happens when you try herding cats? Kind of like trying to herd rats at night with a light. Ever been down south and seen the wood cockroaches?

    You see its much easier to herd other types of animals.

    A side note be careful in what you ask for. People have stated that they want one party in control. Hmm, seems like they have it, now what are they going to do with it.

    I think the cat remark is attributable to Howard Dean. I may be incorrect.

  7. It is frustrating isn’t it:

    “Information is power. But what am I going to do with this power, is the question.”

    And since the”Demopublican”party is running things it makes it even worse.

  8. The Diplomatic Immunity.

    It’s necessary.

    It also need to be constrained. DI should not apply to the commission of violent crimes as defined by the country the “diplomat” is currently physically in. This case illustrates exactly why.

    DI is necessary for diplomacy without a doubt.

    It’s also overbroad and abused in situations like this.

  9. anon nurse,

    Thats why you are here. To point out the obvious to the ill informed and the ones that won’t or can’t spoon feed themselves. Information is power. But what am I going to do with this power, is the question.

  10. For those who read the headlines, skim and/or and may have missed it:

    “The son is the head of national security in Libya and is reportedly positioning himself to take over for his father though many in the West are hoping that another son (Saif al-Islam ) is be the successor.”

    (And the Swiss government apologized?)

  11. Hannibal you say? Any white lambs available? The Jewel of Libya sounds to good to be true. Did he go to the same schools as Dick Cheney? It has to be so. I don’t think I want to go hunting with him either. But I can relate to the Hotel incident.

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