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Libya court sentences Kadafi's son to death for 2011 killings

Libya court sentences Kadafi's son to death for 2011 killings

A court in Libya's capital sentenced a son of Moammar Kadafi to death in absentia on Tuesday over killings during the country's 2011 uprising. The Tripoli court that sentenced Seif Islam Kadafi, who is being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government, also sentenced to death eight others, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi. It was unclear whether the sentences would be carried out. Libya has slid into chaos since the overthrow and killing of Moammar Kadafi. It is now bitterly divided between an elected parliament and government cornered in the country's east, with little power on the ground, and an Islamist...

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