By Watchdog reporter
Mu’ammar Al-Gaddafi’s second eldest son Seif al-Islam has been released from jail. Self, who was heir apparent to Gaddafi, was released after spending more than four years in prison.
According to France 24 News, Seif al-Islam Al-Gaddafi’s lawyer, Karim Khan, confirmed that he is “well and safe and in Libya”.
The lawyer revealed that his client was released on April 12th this year. Khan also confirmed that Seif al-Islam does not face any future charges and that he was let go “in accordance with Libyan law.”
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, was sentenced to death by a court in Tripoli in a mass trial of former regime figures widely criticised by human rights groups and observers.
Saif Gaddafi, once seen as his father’s heir apparent, was condemned to death along with eight other figures from the former dictatorship, including the former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi and Gaddafi’s last prime minister, Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi.
The trial, which opened in Tripoli in April 2014, was mired in controversy after human rights groups and the international criminal court questioned its standards.