File image from 2014 - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, attends a hearing behind bars in a courtroom in Zintan
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Libya trial: Lawyers 'will appeal against Gaddafi son death sentence'

A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

More than 30 close associates of Col Gaddafi were tried for suppressing peaceful protests during the uprising.

A lawyer those convicted later said that the verdicts would be appealed against.

John Simpson reports from Tripoli.

  • 28 Jul 2015
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