Saif Al-Islam Muammar Al-Gaddafi was born 25 June 1972. He is a Libyan politician. He is the second child of Muammar Gaddafi, the late leader of Libya, and SafiaFarkash, his second wife. He was part of his father’s inner circle and performed diplomatic and public relations roles for him. He refused his father’s offer to him for the country’s second-highest post. He also did not hold any official government positions.
According to American State Department officials, Tripoli was the second most well-known person in Libya during his father’s reign. He was at times the “de facto Prime Minister” and was often mentioned as a potential successor. International Criminal Court (ICC), issued an arrest warrant for him on 27 Juin 2011 for crimes against humanity against Libyans. He was accused of killing and persecuting civilians under Articles 7(1) and 7(1) of the Rome statute. The charges were denied by him.
Gaddafi, who was in southern Libya when the Zintan militia captured him on 19 November 2011, was flown to Zintan by plane by Zintan. A Tripoli court sentenced him to death for his crimes in civil war. This was a highly criticized trial that took place in absentia. He was still in the care of Zintan’s de facto independent authorities. According to Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, he was released from Zintan prison on June 10, 2017. His full amnesty was declared later that month by KhalifaHftar, the Tobruk-based government. Gaddafi was still wanted by the ICC for his crimes against humanity. He attempted to register for the 2021 Libyan presidential elections but was denied.
Muammar Gaddafi’s son |Saif al-Islam disqualified from standing in Libya election
The Libyan election commission announced Wednesday that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (the son of the former ruler, and a strong candidate for December’s presidential election) was not eligible to run. This added to the chaos surrounding the vote. Gaddafi was among 25 candidates disqualified by the commission in an initial decision. This is pending appeals that will be heard by the judiciary. Ninety-eight Libyans were registered as candidates.
Internationally backed peace talks to end a decade of factional chaos could be stalled by disputes over election rules.