He and eight others were convicted for "repression" of civilians in 2011...
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The illegal "criminal" "court" in Tripoli sentenced to death Seif al Islam, the eldest son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and eight other officials and prominent officials of the Libyan Jamahiriya. The illegal court also handed down the death penalty for the former head of the secret services, Abdala Sanusi, and the last prime minister of the Jamahiriyan system of Gaddafi, Al Baghdadi al Mahmudi. 

All were convicted for their association with the "repression" that followed the armed "popular uprising in February 2011" and which led to the fall of the Jamahiriya in October of that same year.
 The "trial" was attended by 29 of the 38 defendants, were also sentenced former president of foreign secret services, Omar Durda Abuzid; the former head of People's Guard, Mansur Du; and former President of Homeland Security, Milad Raman. 
Paintings by Saif Al-Gaddafi, (c) algaddafi.org  - (From his exhibition "The Dessert is not Silent") 
Only four of the accused were not sentenced to death, including the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdellah Al Aati. Those sentenced to death by firing ejecuión can appeal, but not sentenced to prison. Considered for a long time as the political heir of his father, Seif al Islam was betraied and arrested near the city of Zintan, 159 kilometers southwest of Tripoli in November 2011, a month after the - official version - of the death of his father, Muammar Al-Gaddafi. 

The militias who retain loyal to the new "government" (one of two..) so far has refused to deliver it. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi is also required by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. But until now it was not extradited because the authorities considered that his trial was a right of the Libyan people. 

After the verdict, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, censured the Libyan measure and asked that his case rests with the Criminal Court International Hague. He argued that the international tribunal is committed to "promote the abolition of the death penalty in Europe and in the rest of the world." 

Source: Based on agencies, by GhanaMIRROR.com
 


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