Qaddafi’s son sentenced to death in Libya, but court lacks custody

July 28, 2015 5:08 PM

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Qaddafi’s son sentenced to death in Libya, but court lacks custody

A Libyan court sentenced Saif al-Islam, son of deposed leader Muammar Qaddafi, to death alongside eight former officials of the ousted regime. A militia group has imprisoned the son and refused to hand him over.

A court in Libya passed a death sentence in absentia on Saif al-Islam, son of late dictator Muammar Qaddafi, for war crimes linked to the uprising that deposed his father. But the verdict is unlikely to be carried out as long as the militia group holding the convicted son refuses to hand him over.

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