UN commends release of Gaddafi’s son, other former regime officials in Libya


United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has commended Libyan authorities on the release of Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as well as other former regime leaders, in 2011.

In a statement issued late Monday, the UN delegation praised Libyan authorities’ decision.

“The UN Support Mission in Libya notes the release on September 5 of Mr. Al-Saadi Gadhaffi, Mr. Ahmed Ramadan, and six other former regime officials who had been incarcerated for seven years or longer. Following his acquittal by a Libyan court in 2019, Mr. Gadhaffi’s release is in accordance with a legal order, according to UNSMIL.

“In this regard, UNSMIL commends the efforts of the Government of National Unity, the Presidency Council and judicial authorities, and reiterates its calls on Libyan authorities to promptly release thousands of persons who remain arbitrarily detained in facilities across Libya,” the statement said.

The Presidency Council announced plans to release all prisoners acquitted by court, as part of a comprehensive reconciliation campaign in Libya.

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