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Gaddafi son appears in court on murder charges

2 November 2015 12:28

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Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saadi, has appeared in a Tripoli court on charges of murder over repression of protesters during the North African country’s 2011 revolution.

The court hearing took place on Sunday and Gaddafi’s third oldest son attended his trial in a prison uniform.

The judge, however, consulted with a defense lawyer and later adjourned the hearing to December 6. No reasons were given for the postponement.

Saadi is facing charges of killing a former football coach at Tripoli’s Al-Ittihad football club in 2005. His hearing opened in May. He is also facing charges in connection with the 2011 repression.

The 42-year-old fled to Niger across the Sahara Desert following the ouster and killing of his father in the 2011 uprising.

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