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Libya Court Slams Death Sentence On Gaddafi’s Son Over Civilian Killings

A Libyan Court has sentenced to death son (Saif al-Islam) of the late country’s strongman, Muamma Gaddafi over 2011 crisis.

Saif who was absent in court, but sent his evidence through video link was convicted Tuesday with eight others.

They were sentenced for their roles in about 10 months civil unrest that engulfed the country in 2011, which later consumed the late Libyan strongman in November of the same year.

He has been held by a former rebel group from the town of Zintan which declined his hand him over.

Saif al-Islam has since been declared wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Prosecutors told Court that he was part of his father’s plans to “quell”, by all means, the civilian demonstrations against his late father’s regime.

Similarly, over 30 close associates of late Col Gaddafi, including his regime’s head of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, is among the accused facing trial, for stopping peaceful protests during the 2011 Arab Spring.





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