Libyan officials released one of Muangmar Gadafi’s sons on Sunday after being detained in the capital of Tripoli for more than seven years following his delivery from neighboring Niger, state interim leaders said.
Abdul Hamid Doveiba, nominated as prime minister, said in an early Monday tweet that Al Sadi Gadafi had been released in accordance with a previous court order.
Mohammed Hamoda, a spokesman for the interim government, said his son was free to walk from the Al Hadaba prison in Tripoli. To his murder. Hamada did not elaborate on the status of his son’s release.
Local media reported that Alsadigadafi was released after being acquitted for a riot dating back to his father’s rule. After his release, he traveled to Turkey according to Al Marsad’s news website.
“We can’t move forward without achieving a settlement,” Daveiba said in a tweet released, and his government was tasked with leading a war-torn country to elections by the end of this year.
During the 2011 rebellion, Alsadigadafi led a brigade of special forces involved in cracking down on protesters and rebels.
Just as his father’s administration was collapsing, he was smuggled across the desert to Niger in 2011. The West African government said it was handed over in March 2014 after he and his colleagues “did not respect the terms of stay in Niger” at the time.
The dictator had eight children, most of whom played an important role in his administration. His son Muatasim was killed at the same time Gadafi was captured and killed. Two other sons, Saif al-Arab and Khamis, were killed early in the uprising.
Seifal-Islam, a former heir apparent to his father, has been in Libya since he was released from detention in 2017. Another son, Hannibal, is reportedly detained in Lebanon.
The rest of the children, along with Kadafi’s wife and Al-Sadi’s mother, Safiya, sought asylum in nearby Algeria. The mother, sister and two brothers were granted asylum in Oman in 2012 and emigrated from Algeria.
During his father’s rule, Alsadigadafi was known for his extravagant lifestyle and he treated the Libyan football league as his personal territory. He played for several Libyan teams — and played for the Italian team until he failed the drug test. At various times he led the Libyan Football Federation and its national team.
In one case, security forces fired at fans in a 1996 match in which Al Saadi participated, killing many in the dark. He is also suspected of killing Libyan popular soccer player Basil Arlyani, who was a voice critic of the Gadafi administration in 2005.
Following his delivery, Libyan prosecutors said they were charged with abduction and rape during the 2011 riots, misuse of his post, and the murder of Al Riani.
Elder Gadafi ruled Libya with eccentric atrocities for nearly 42 years before being expelled by the August 2011 riots. He was captured and killed two months later.
Oil-rich countries have been in turmoil after the uprising and have been dominated by rival governments based in the west and east of Libya for most of the last decade. Each government is backed by armed groups and foreign governments.