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Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam is given a death sentence

By AP Reporters

Published 29/07/2015

Verdict: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
Verdict: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

A court in Libya has sentenced a son of Muammar Gaddafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide in the country's 2011 civil war.

But it is unlikely the sentence against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will be carried out soon, as a militia in western Libya has refused to hand him over for the past four years.

The north African nation is split by rival militias and governments while facing an affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group.

The Tripoli court sentenced to death eight others, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi. Also sentenced to death were foreign intelligence chief Abuzed Omar-Dorda and Gaddafi's former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi.

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