publish date 2021-09-06 08:48:34
On Sunday, the Libyan authorities released Al-Saadi (48 years), the son of the late Libyan Colonel, Muammar Gaddafi, in implementation of a court ruling acquitting him of the charges against him, according to two government sources, one of whom is security.
The security source told Anadolu Agency, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, that “Al-Saadi Gaddafi was released from a prison in (the capital) Tripoli (west).”
This was confirmed by a government source, who told Anatolia: “Al-Saadi and the director of Gaddafi’s information office, Ahmed Ramadan, have been released.”
The source, who preferred not to be named, added that the release was carried out “by order of (Prime Minister of National Unity Government Abdul Hamid) Dabaiba, after he met a delegation from the Qadhadhfa tribe.
As of 21:15 (GMT), no official statement was available from the Libyan authorities in this regard, and no comment could be obtained from them.
Al-Saadi was born in 1973, the third son of Muammar Gaddafi.
In 2011, a revolution overthrew the Gaddafi regime, and Al-Saadi fled to Niger, but in 2014 handed him over to the Libyan authorities for trial.
Al-Saadi faced charges, including the seizure of property by force during his administration of the Football Association, and the killing of the player and coach, Bashir Al-Riyani, but the court acquitted him, in April 2018.
In May 2020, Safiya Farkash, Al-Saadi’s mother, filed a complaint before the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, against those responsible for the prison where her son is located, for refusing to release him despite the verdict of his innocence.
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Source : ألدستور