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Saif al-Islam sentenced to death

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A court in Tripoli has sentenced the son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, to death in absentia, as well as, former Chief of Military intelligence Abdullah al-Senoussi and former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi.

saif01The charges include: planning and executing attacks on civilian targets from the air, forming armed groups, recruiting mercenaries who were given Libyan nationality and shooting into crowds of demonstrators.

Saif al-Islam is held captive by a militia in the Zintan province in western Libya, who are refusing to hand him over to the central government. He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, on charges of crimes against humanity, and war crimes.