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Libya: Gaddafi's son sentenced to death

July 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm

A Libyan court sentenced Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and two other former leaders to death on Tuesday.

The appellate court sentenced Gaddafi, the son of the former ruler Muammar Gaddafi, to death by firing squad. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and former Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi received the same sentence.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s verdict was issued in absentia, since he is being held at Hadaba prison in western Libya’s Zintan town.

The defendants were indicted for corruption, misuse of powers and committing war crimes during the Libyan uprising in 2011 that ended the autocracy of long-standing leader Mu’ammar Gaddafi.