Gaddafi’s son freed ‘without permission’
TRIPOLI: The military and city council of the Libyan city Zintan have objected to the release of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, who has been freed by the militia detaining him in the city, the council said.
“This act is a collusion and a betrayal of the martyrs and a stab to the military establishment that they claim to belong to.”
A militia from Zintan called AbuBakr al-Siddiq Battalion, which was detaining Gaddafi, announced on Saturday that they had freed him based on an amnesty law issued by the eastern-based parliament in 2015.
Gaddafi was sentenced to death in absentia by the Tripoli Appeal Court in July 2015 for suppressing the 2011 uprising and the killing of protesters.
He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity during the uprising. The national defence and security committee of the eastern-based parliament on Sunday demanded all detainees of the former regime be released without a court verdict.
In Tripoli, Attorney -General in-charge, Ibrahim Masoud Ali, said the release of Gaddafi was illegal.