ALBAWABA – Making trends on the social media is the release of Al-Saadi Al Ghaddafi from a Tripoli prison in Libya.
Al-Saadi Gaddafi's, late dictator's son, released from Libyan prisonhttps://t.co/Nn32Fh2Cvl— Libyan Express (@libyanexpress) September 6, 2021
Al Saadi, the third son of the late Muammar Ghaddafi, who had been incarcerated since 2014, was released upon the approval of the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh according to the Anadolu news agency.
BREAKING | A source familiar with the Al-Saadi #Gaddafi case confirms to #AlMarsad: The news of his release and his departure from the country after acquittal from charges against him is correct. #Libya https://t.co/Svdmbw5xD6— صحيفة المرصد الليبية (@ObservatoryLY) September 5, 2021
Al Saadi, (48) was a sportsman, he played in the Libyan national football team and had long managed the country’s sport activities under his father’s regime.
A Tripoli appeals court in April 2018 cleared Al-Saadi Gaddafi from all charges including first degree murder, yet he remained held in arbitrary detention in Libya until his release in September 2021.— Hanan Salah (@HananMSalah) September 6, 2021
more background info on prison abuse:https://t.co/7deJoHV9O2 pic.twitter.com/9vLhIZlYho
According to Anadolu he fled to Niger after the end of the Gaddafi government in 2011 but brought back to Libya in 2014 to stand trial for alleged embezzlement when he was president of the Libya Football Federation. He was detained in Al-Hadba Prison in Tripoli with claims he was subjected to ill-treatment and torture.
Al-Saadi Gaddafi was extradited to Libya from Niger in 2014. While in detention at Al-Hadba Prison in Tripoli he was subjected to ill-treatment and torture.— Hanan Salah (@HananMSalah) September 6, 2021
Here's @hrw report for background: https://t.co/l74KyF4t6V pic.twitter.com/TPCPtkrP6t
Reports suggest he is now in Turkey.
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