- May 25, 2011
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, mwana wa pili wa aliyekuwa kiongozi wa Libya Muammar Gaddafi anadaiwa kuwa huru baada ya kuzuiliwa kwa kipindi cha miaka sita.
Kuna wasiwasi huenda hatua hiyo ikatikisa zaidi hali ya kisiasa na kiusalama nchini Libya.
Saif al-Islam anadaiwa kuachiliwa huru baada ya kupewa msamaha.
Ndiye aliyependelewa na babake kuwa mrithi wake na amekuwa akizuiliwa na kundi la wanamgambo katika mji wa Zintan kwa miaka sita.
Wanamgambo hao wa Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion walisema aliachiliwa huru Ijumaa lakini bado hajaoneshwa hadharani.
Taarifa nchini Libya zinasema kwa sasa amo katika mji wa Bayda, mashariki mwa Libya, kwa jamaa zake.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from prison, according to fighters who control the facility.
A statement from the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, a militia which controls Zintan, a mountainous region southwest of the capital Tripoli, said Saif al-Islam was released late on Saturday.
The most prominent of Gaddafi's sons, Saif al-Islam, 44, was captured in Zintan in November 2011 as he was fleeing to neighbouring Niger after opposition fighters seized Tripoli.
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[HASHTAG]#Gaddafi[/HASHTAG] son Saif al-Islam "freed & no longer in [HASHTAG]#Zintan[/HASHTAG]", statement by [HASHTAG]#Libya[/HASHTAG]'s Abu Bakr al-Siddiq battalion
He is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The commander of the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, Ajmi al-Atiri, was set to release a video statement explaining the details of the release.
Since Gaddafi's four-decade rule ended in 2011, Libya has struggled to establish basic institutions and rule of law, with militias and former fighters challenging the authority of the weak central government.
Source: Al Jazeera News