Saif al-Islam, a son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, remains in the prison in western Libya where he has been held since the 2011 uprising that toppled his father, a military source said on Thursday, contradicting media reports that Saif had been released.
Since his father’s downfall, Saif has been held in Zintan, a mountainous western region, by one of the factions that began contending for power after Gaddafi was killed in 2011 and have now split the country […]
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was sentenced to death last July for alleged war crimes during the Arab Spring revolution that overthrew his father in 2011.
Mr al-Islam’s lawyer, Karim Khan, told France 24 his client had been set free on 12 April and is “well and safe and in Libya.”
The release was made “in accordance with [Libyan] law,” he said, suggesting Gaddafi’s second son would not face any future charges.
Mr Khan said Mr al-Islam was released under an amnesty declared before the […]