By Ebi Kesiena
Libyan Government has directed the release of the son of former leader, Saadi Gaddafi from prison.
Recall that during the 2011 uprising, Saadi fled for Niger, but was extradited to Libya in 2014 and has been imprisoned in Tripoli ever since.
A spokesman for Libya’s National Unity Government, Muhammad Hammouda, confirmed Saadi’s release in a statement, saying reconciliation can only be achieved by establishing justice and complying with judicial rulings.
Well-informed sources revealed that Saadi immediately left Libya after his release, heading to Istanbul on board a private plane.
Saadi, a footballer, was accused of crimes committed against protesters in 2011 and of the 2005 killing of Libyan football coach, Bashir Al-Rayani.
In April 2018, the court of appeal acquitted him of Al-Rayani’s murder.