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Libyan government says no amnesty for Saif al-Islam


Libya’s union government says Saif al-Islam has not benefited from any amnesty for his charges of crimes against humanity.

The government’s comments come in the wake of conflicting reports this past weekend about the fate of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.

The leader of a brigade holding the son of the former Libyan leader, Abubakar Seddiq had earlier suggested that Saif al-Islam had benefited from a general amnesty granted by the parliament in Tobruk.

But the union government has criticised Seddiq’s comments describing them as irresponsible.

The government said the comments gave the impression that anyone who committed crimes under the deposed Gaddafi regime could escape punishment.

Authorities in Zintan have also dismissed comments suggesting that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had been freed and was living in Zintan.

Saif al-Islam was captured by militias in Zintan, a town southwest of the capital Tripoli in 2011 after his father’s administration was overthrown.

He was sentenced to death in 2015 for his role in the violent suppression of anti-Gaddafi revolts.

Saif al-Islam is also wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.

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