Libyan court sentences Gadhafi son to death in absentia

A son of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has been sentenced to death with eight other defendants for crimes committed during a peaceful anti-regime uprising in 2011. Seif al-Islam was sentenced in absentia.

The eight sentenced to death by the court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday included not only Seif al-Islam, Gadhafi’s most prominent son, but former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi.

They were found guilty of crimes connected with the repression of peaceful protests during the country’s 2011 revolution, which finally led to Gadhafi’s ouster and death.
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