Libyan court sentences Gadhafi son, eight aides to death - AFP
A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Gadhafi’s last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death.
Seif al-Islam was not in court because he is held in the southwestern hill town of Zintan by militia opposed to the Tripoli authorities. The trial, which opened in the Libyan capital in April last year, has been dogged by criticism from human rights watchdogs and an unresolved dispute with the International Criminal Court in The Hague over jurisdiction in the case of the Gadhafi son.
The militia holding Seif al-Islam is loyal to the internationally recognized government that fled to the remote east last August when a rival militia alliance seized the capital and set up its own administration. - Read More at japantimes
Libyan court sentences Gadhafi son, eight aides to death