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Libya: Video shows Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi being abused

  • A video purporting to show Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi being abused in prison is being probed by the Libyan government. The footage shows the former Libyan leader’s son scream as guards beat him on the soles of his feet. Other prisoners are seen being abused too.

    The public prosecutor said legal action would be taken against the guards once they are identified. A senior member of Human Rights Watch said no “exceptional circumstances” can justify ill-treatment or torture.

    Tagged as: Muammar Gaddafi, Saadi, Libyan government, public prosecutor, Human Rights Watch, world news