Gaddafi’s Son Saif al-Islam Sentenced to Death

Son of slain Libyan leader sentenced in absentia to die by firing squad along with other members of former regime A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam, the most prominent son of Libya’s slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, to death by firing squad. He was sentenced in absentia on Tuesday by a court in the capital, Tripoli, along with eight other senior members of the former regime, which was overthrown in 2011. They were accused of war crimes and suppressing peaceful protests during the revolution, a state prosecutor said in early June. The trial had started in April 2014 before fighting between rival factions resulted in a power struggle with two governments competing for authority – one based in Tripoli and the other one in Tobruk in the east. Saif al-Islam has been held since 2011 by a former rebel group in Zintan that opposes the Tripoli government. Abdullah...

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