Gaddafi's spokesman denies he was arrested: Audio report
TRIPOLI (AFP) - Muammar Gaddafi's last spokesman Mussa Ibrahim purportedly denied in an audio report posted on the Internet that he was arrested as had been announced on Saturday by the new Libyan authorities.
"On the subject of my arrest today... it is an attempt to draw attention away from the crimes committed by Nato's rebels against our people in Bani Walid," said the man identifying himself as Mussa Ibrahim. The authenticity of the report could not be immediately confirmed.
The office of the Libyan prime minister and official media announced on Saturday that Ibrahim had been arrested. The government, however, appeared to retract its remarks just hours laters.
Its official spokesman, Nasser al-Manaa, told private channel Libya al-Ahrar that the government had no official confirmation "on the arrest of any members of the former regime." The audio message purportedly from Ibrahim declared that he wasn't even in Libya.