Gaddafi’s son receives death penalty


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.

Also read the official statement from United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL):


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

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