Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated in 2011 during a NATO – backed uprising, but many of his family members survived.
On Sunday, one of Gaddafi’s sons, a casteist (47), was released from prison in Tripoli.
Mohamed Gaddafi has been released from prison, a source from the Libyan Ministry of Justice confirmed to the news agency AFP and pointed to a three-year court ruling.
Now the ruling coalition government in the country has said in a statement that it hopes that liberation will contribute to reconciliation in the country.
Libya has been plagued by chaos and conflict since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
Gaddafi’s former intelligence chief and prime minister, Ahmed Ramadan, was released along with Gaddafi. Ramadan went by the nickname “black box” because it was known for keeping the secrets of the dictator.
Must have gone to Turkey
After his release, Gaddafi was free to stay in Libya, but several media outlets reported that he wanted to move to Turkey.
However, the AFP writes that the Turkish Foreign Ministry has no information about the visit to Istanbul.
After overthrowing the regime, the caste Gaddafi fled to Niger via the Sahara. In 2014, he was deported from Niger and imprisoned in Tripoli.
The former footballer has been charged with crimes against protesters during the 2011 uprising and the murder of Libyan football coach Bashir al-Rayani.
Eventually, caste Gaddafi, who was the captain of the Libyan national team, owned one of the largest clubs in the country and led the country’s football association, was acquitted of the coach’s murder.
Caste was known for living as a sports boy when his father was a dictator and sometimes talked more about the party and his alcohol and drug use than ball therapy.
His career as a professional footballer in the Italian Top League was limited to one year and 15 minutes on a playing field.
Is politics coming back?
The caste’s brother, Chief Al Islam, was captured in November 2011 in Libya.
In 2015, he was sentenced to death for crimes committed during the uprising. But in 2017, the group that arrested him said he would be released.
He is still wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity.
In July of this year, he appeared in public.
Then he said The New York Times He is planning a political comeback and has not ruled out running as a candidate in the December presidential election.
He pointed out that he was no longer a prisoner.
– The men who were my guards are now my friends, he told the newspaper.
The desire to reclaim Libya, which has been in turmoil and political unrest since 2011.
With the support of various countries, many militant groups have been fighting for power for a long time.
The ceasefire in 2020 led to the end of the war and peace talks and the formation of an interim government in March this year and the planning of elections in December.
Money and the girls enjoyed it
Like caste, Chief al-Islam was known for his Western lifestyle and high cost.
He was a personal friend of British Prince Andrew and a frequent guest at Buckingham Palace. He owned a mansion in the middle of London and wanted to wear British tailoring clothes.
Chief al-Islam was associated with several women, including the Israeli soap star, which did not go well with the conservatives at home.
In recent years, he has been the face of the Gaddafi regime on the outside and has led the country’s negotiations with the outside world. Inside, he fought for modernization, reforms and normalization of relations with Western countries, which led him into conflict with the two brothers and the traditional part of the regime.
The son, who studied architecture several times, is said to have lost the support of his father, but always warmed up again.
Chief al-Islam was eventually seen as a potential heir and ended up as his father’s leading defender.
Now he wants to play a role in what is now Libya 10 years after the fall of his father.
Three sons were killed and the others were deported
Muammar Gaddafi’s three other sons were killed during the 2011 uprising.
Mutassim Gaddafi was a colonel in the Libyan army and a security adviser to the country. He was killed on October 20, 2011, in his father’s hometown of Sirte, the same day as his father.
Chief al-Arab was killed in a NATO airstrike the same year, and Kamis was killed during fighting four months later.
Kamis and Mutassim both had their own special forces inside the Libyan defense, probably paid for by the Libyan oil company.
Other family members, including Gaddafi’s wife Safia, daughter Aisha, son Hannibal and eldest son Mohammed, survived the dictator’s first marriage.
Most of them are still living in exile with their families, the news agency AFP reported.
During the uprising in August 2011, the family fled to neighboring Algeria, which refused to extradite them to their home country.
They were later allowed to stay in Oman on the condition that they not engage in political activities.
Ayesha, a trained lawyer and former UN goodwill ambassador, has been part of Saddam Hussein’s international security team since the Iraqi leader was overthrown in the 2003 US – led invasion.
In her teens, Ayesha Gaddafi was known as Claudia Schiffer of the Middle East because of her apparent resemblance to the German model. He supported his brother Saif’s modernization efforts and sought to promote the country internationally and participated in international negotiations.
His job as goodwill ambassador was snatched away in 2011 and he had a low profile after the fall of the regime.
Prior to the flight, Mohammed Gaddafi held large stakes in some of Libya’s largest companies.
Fight with Switzerland
Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife, Lebanese model Alain Schaff, became known to the outside world in 2008 after a diplomatic battle with Switzerland. The couple was arrested at a luxury hotel in Geneva.
The case was dropped, but the family’s relationship with Switzerland was bad.
Three years later, after Hannibal and his wife escaped, rebel forces found Aya badly burned in a room in a luxury villa in Tripoli. Boiling water is said to have been thrown at her when she failed to stop the children’s crying.
Hannibal, like many in the family, sought refuge in Algeria after the uprising and sought to reunite with his wife.
He was arrested by Lebanese authorities in 2015 on charges of concealing information about a Shia Muslim Mussa Sadr who went missing while on a trip to Libya in 1978.
He is still in custody in Beirut, while his wife and children live in Damascus, Syria, according to the website. Middle East Monitor.
Earlier this year, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She reportedly responded by driving over two policemen and three passers-by on a sidewalk after police tried to arrest her. She threatened to drive more if they did not let her. The bodyguards who followed her attacked the police.
However, a summoned Syrian officer ordered local police to allow her to drive. The incident has sparked outrage in both Syria and Libya.
In addition to the biological sibling group of eight, there were two adoption siblings; Gaddafi’s adopted son-in-law Milad and Hannah. Hannah was first reported dead during the 1986 US bombing of the Dictatorship Palace, but 20 years later she was alive and trained as a doctor.
It is not known where they are today.