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Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam ‘freed’ in Libya

Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam ‘freed’ in Libya

Muammar Gaddafi’s son was freed from the prison in Lybia, Saif al-Islam spent six years in jail in a mass trial of former Gaddafi government officials.

The 44-year-old son of former Libyan leader Gaddafi was captured in Zintan in November 2011. That time Saif al-Islam was trying to flee to neighbouring Niger after opposition fighters seized Tripoli.

Saif was the most prominent of Gaddafi’s eight children, in a mass trial of government officials under the former Lybian leader. His son Saif was wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity – that was the common accusations against Gaddafi family and his government.

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Saif Gaddafi: the ex-playboy, the former official

Saif Gaddafi spent his 20s under the sign of parties and dolce vita, later, he was graduated from the University and started to be a part of Gaddafi team. While reviled by many – at home and abroad – he retains some support in Libya and could try to re-enter the political fray here.

The Arabian Spring is over, the region was plunged into disorder and war, and now, the authorities are starting to release from prisons the former rulers. Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Saif Gaddafi in Libya. Who is next?