Gaddafi’s son receives death penalty

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Saif al-Islam is seen after his capture, in the custody of revolutionary fighters in Obari, Libya

Today it has been reported that the son of Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death by a court in Libya. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has received the death penalty alongside eight other figures from the former dictatorship, including the erstwhile intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi. However, according to the United Nations and other NGO’s, the trial was undercut by serious due process infringements and reported that Libya missed a vital chance to deliver justice in the post-Gaddafi era.

To learn more about this story, please read the following links.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/28/saif-al-islam-sentenced-death-by-court-in-libya-gaddafi-son

http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/28/libya-flawed-trial-gaddafi-officials

Also read the official statement from United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL): http://unsmil.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=3543&ctl=Details&mid=6187&ItemID=2099165&language=en-US

 

Image source: pi-news.net

Text sources: The Guardian, July 28th 2015 and Human Rights Watch, July 28th 2015

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