Ghadafi’s Son To Die By Firing Squad

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A court in Tripoli has sentenced a former Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi to death in absentia.

Al-Islam is to die by firing squad for his role in the 2011 revolution that led to his father’s ouster.

The late maximum leader’s son is presently being detained by a militia group in the northwestern city of Zintan.

He has been held there since his capture in November 2011.






     

     

    The Zintan militia holding him doesn’t recognize the government and court in Tripoli and has since cut off cooperation with the legal proceedings.

    Gadhafi is is charged with violently attempting to suppress the 2011 uprising, including the killing of protesters, a crime punishable by death.

    Gadhafi, who was once considered the heir apparent to his father, who ruled Libya for over 30 years, was believed globally to be more moderate in comparison to his father.

    A NATO strike in May 2011 killed his younger brother ,Saif al-Arab Gadhafi.

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