Saif Gaddafi to return to Libya’s political scene by all-out military operation, report says

  • Libyan Express |
  • Wednesday 6 December 2017

Saif is wanted by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity and he is sentenced to death by firing squad in absentia in Tripoli.

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is aiming at making a return with a military operation that will start around Tripoli using the forces that controlled Sabratha city earlier and loyalists to his father as well as tribal forces who back him up in the country, reported The Guardian on Wednesday.

“In recent weeks Saif has told a longstanding US contact he was gathering a force that had taken control of the coastal town of Sabratha – and claimed he would fight his way to Tripoli.” The Guardian explained.

The British newspaper indicated that observers say Gaddafi could still emerge as a political force if elections are held next year and he is allowed to stand despite his 2011 indictment from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity.” The Guardian reported.

Saif is wanted by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity and he is sentenced to death by firing squad in absentia in Tripoli.

The Guardian quoted a diplomat involved in election preparations as saying that the ICC indictment against Saif Gaddafi would not necessarily stop him from standing, or winning.


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  • JoAnne H. Moriarty

    The ICC charges against Saif are all bogus (lies) it is all about the politics of the New World Order wanting to keep a strong Libyan leader out of Libya so that they can keep control with their puppets and militias. The charges and sentencing in Tripoli were thrown out as the court was made up of terrorists and the charges against Saif were never proven. However, those same crimes against humanity were actually committed by the criminals in the kangaroo court that sentenced Saif without cause.