• A Libyan court sentences Saif al-Islam to death
  • Former prime minister and intelligence chief face death

The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, has been sentenced to death by a Libyan court.

Al-Islam who was charged with war crimes and oppressing peaceful protests during the 2011 unrest will be executed by firing squad.

He was sentenced in absentia in Tripoli along with other senior members of the former regime, overthrown in 2011.

Saif al-Islam has been held since 2011 by a former rebel group in Zintan that opposes the Tripoli government.

Abdullah Senussi, the former intelligence chief, as well as former prime minister Baghdadi Ali Mahmudi were among the former regime officials sentenced