A Libyan court has sentenced son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, along with eight others to death for war crimes in the 2011 revolution.
He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors claim that he was part of his father’s plans to violently end all civilian movements and demonstrations against the Gaddafi regime.
Saif al-Islam is currently being held by a former rebel group from a town called Zintan, that is not ready to hand him over. However, a news source from the same area has reported that the group does not plan on executing him nor do they plan on handing him over to the court.
Abudullah al-Senussi, the former head of intelligence for the Gaddafi regime, is among those also facing a death sentence, along with former PM, Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi. They are accused of incitement to violence and murdering protesters during the revolution that eventually toppled Col Gaddafi. The defendants have the right to appeal against their sentences within 60 days.