Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam sentenced to death by Libyan court
July 29 , 2015
A Libyan court has sentenced deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to death for war crimes. Saif al-Islam is, however, being held captive by a former rebel group in Zintan town. Reports indicate that his captives may not be willing to hand him over to authorities.
Eight other people were also sentenced to death for their role in trying to suppress the 2011 uprising against the Gaddafi regime.
Libya has been politically volatile since the revolution, with rival militias controlling parts of the country.