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Gaddafi’s son’s trial adjourned for a 12th time

August 2, 2017 at 11:58 am

A member of the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) meets with Saadi Gaddafi (L), late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son during their visit at Al-Hadba prison, in Tripoli, Libya on 23 February 2017 [IHH/Anadolu]

The trial of Saadi Gaddafi has been adjourned for a twelfth time since the case first opened in May 2015.

The Libyan Tripoli Appeals Court rescheduled the hearing to mid-August due to the court’s need to collect statements from other witnesses who are currently out of the country.

Saadi, the third son of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, is being tried on the charges that he ordered the murder of Ittihad Tripoli football team coach Bashir Al-Rayani in March 2006 along with a number of other charges, including financial corruption, illegally detaining people, the suppression of the 2011 revolution and the illegal consumption of alcohol.

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Gaddafi has denied all accusations. Along with former regime prisoners, Gaddafi was held in Tripoli’s notorious Hadba prison where videos surfaced allegedly showing him being tortured by prison guards, according the Libya Herald.

He was transferred in May after Haithem Tajouri and his Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade captured the prison.

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