Libya: Gadhafi's Son Saif Runs For President

Libya: Gadhafi's Son Saif Runs For President

Andrew H. Sweet

Gadhafi is among the more prominent names expected to run in a race that is also expected to include General Khalifa Haftar, parliamentary speaker Aguila Saleh, and Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah.

Seif was an influential figure in his father's inner circle. In 2011, the International Criminal Court in The Hague accused him of crimes against humanity, issuing an arrest warrant against him.

He was also sentenced to death by a Tripoli court in 2015 for war crimes that included the killing of protesters in the 2011 revolt. It's thought likely he would face arrest or other dangers if he appeared publicly in Tripoli.

Despite the brutalities, the Gadhafi family remains popular with a constituency of Libyans.

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