Gaddafi's Son Sentenced to Death

A court in Libya has sentenced nine people, including the son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, to death for war crimes related to the revolution in 2011.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gave evidence at the trial by video link, as he is being held by a former rebel group from Zintan.

According to a report from BBC News, more than 30 close associates of Col Gaddafi were tried for suppressing peaceful protests during the uprising.

The former head of intelligence for the Gaddafi regime, Abdullah al-Senussi, is among those also facing death by firing squad, as is former PM Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi.

They have the right to appeal within 60 days.

(Source: BBC News)

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