Libyan authorities have released Saadi Gaddafi, who spent more than seven years in jail in Tripoli after his father was overthrown and assassinated by NATO-backed mercenaries.

Gaddafi, 48, was cleared of all charges for “murder, deception, threats, enslavement” back in 2018, but only released now, apparently as part of a national reconciliation effort ahead of December elections.

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He was free to stay in Libya or leave but according to an official source cited by Reuters, he chose to immediately depart on a plane to Istanbul.

Libya has seen years of civil war and political turbulence after the 2011 NATO-led intervention ended with former leader Muammar Gaddafi being overthrown and brutally murdered by his adversaries.

The fractured country is inching towards a settlement between the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and a separate governing body supported by military commander Khalifa Haftar, which controls the country’s east.

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Both the GNA and the Haftar-backed administration have agreed to back a central government. In March, Libya’s parliament appointed Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh to lead an interim government until the election.

Gaddafi’s other son, Saif al-Islam, spent six years in captivity but was released in 2017 and remains in secured hiding ever since, avoiding assassination by the ones whom stole the family fortunes estimated @ $150 billion.

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He still faces a fabricated arrest warrant in Tripoli on charges of crimes against humanity against the Libyan people – and is also reportedly wanted by the International Criminal Court – but the Haftar-backed administration granted him amnesty.

Once viewed as his father’s successor, he is allegedly preparing to stand in Libya’s December 24, 2021’s presidential contest.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.

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Grammar Gestapo
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13-09-21 13:47

That the ICC is being used to try to keep Ghadaffi’s offspring from taking political power, is a sure sign that NATO interference is not limited to Turkey’s propping up of the GNA.

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