Gaddafi Son Saif al-Islam Sentenced to Death

World | July 28, 2015, Tuesday // 12:01
Bulgaria: Gaddafi Son Saif al-Islam Sentenced to Death Photo by EPA/BGNES

Saif al-Islam, a son of Libya's slain leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death over war crimes a Libyan court believes he committed during the 2011 uprising.

Eight other senior members of Gaddafi's regime have also been sentenced including former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi.

Saif al-Islam's death sentence will be performed by a firing squad.

After Gaddafi was toppled in 2011, Saif al-Islam fled to Niger, but was extradited from there last year.

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