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Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam Freed from Libya Prison

BellaNaija.com

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Saif al-Islam GaddafiA statement from the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, a militia which controls Zintan said Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from prison late on Saturday.

According to fighters who control the facility, Saif al-Islam, 44, was captured in Zintan in November 2011 as he was fleeing to Niger after opposition fighters seized Tripoli.

He was sentenced to death in July 2015 by a court in Tripoli in a mass trial of former Gaddafi government officials.

According to Al Jazeera, he is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The commander of the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, Ajmi al-Atiri, is set to release a video statement explaining the details of the release.

Since Gaddafi’s four-decade rule ended in 2011, Libya has struggled to establish basic institutions and rule of law, with militias and former fighters challenging the authority of the weak central government.


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7 Comments

  1. Regina

    June 11, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Spelling error right in headline

    • Me

      June 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Don’t mind them. What is Lybia. All they know how to do is prevent people’s comment

  2. Blueberry

    June 11, 2017 at 6:54 am

    And the FBI will have their eyes fixed on him like a hawk on its prey. Watching his every move for the rest of his life. Smh. That to me, is worst than prison itself.

    • Simi

      June 11, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      More like the CIA Libyan experiment failed and they’ll be helping to reinstate the Ghaddafi dynasty which they helped established and remove.

  3. truth

    June 11, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Time to take over from where your father stopped and build Libya again

    • blackbeatle

      June 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      i tell you since his father was slaughtered..it has been down hill for Libya…islamist have destroyed the country

  4. Think well

    June 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    “Apparent North Africans – who are ‘non’ Africans!”

    – Ahhhh the jokes u can tell Drake!

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