Libya – Gaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam may face death penalty
Laaska News August 20, 2012
Saif al-Islam is seen after his capture, in the custody of revolutionary fighters in Obari, Libya November 19, 2011 (Reuters/Ammar El-Darwish).
A trial over Saif Al-Islam,son of former Libyan leader Moammer Gaddafi is planned to start in the Libyan city of Zintan in Sebtember 2012.Initially, it was planned that he would be trialed in Tripoli.
In November, a detachment of Libyan rebels detained Saif al-Islam in the south of the country, from where he attempted to flee to Niger. Recently, Libya’s current authorities persuaded the commanders of this detachment to extradite Gaddafi’s son to them. Now, he is in a prison in Zindan.
Saif al-Islam is charged with giving orders to shoot at rebels during the Libyan revolution. If his guilt is proven, he may face a death penalty.
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August 19, 2012.
Explosions mar Muslim festival in Libya
Aug 19, 2012
At least one person was killed and several people were injured as a result of two explosions that went off in the Libyan capital Tripoli today.
According to the Al-Arabiya TV channel, in the first case a mined car exploded in front of the Interior Ministry building which was badly damaged. In the second case a bomb went off next to the women’s police academy.
Both explosion sites have been cordoned off by the police. The city security services have been alerted.
The terrorist acts have been committed on the most important day for Muslims, Urasa Bairam, which is marked today.
Twin blasts kill two in Libya capital
At least two people were killed when three car bombs exploded near interior ministry and security buildings in the Libyan capital on Sunday, the first lethal attack of its kind since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall last year, security sources said.
The first bomb blew up near the interior ministry’s administrative offices in Tripoli but caused no casualties, the sources said. On arriving at the site of the explosion, police found another car bomb that had not blown up.
Minutes later, two car bombs exploded near the former headquarters of a women’s police academy, which the defence ministry has been using forinterrogations and detentions, the sources said. That bomb killed two people and wounded two.