Saif al-Islam, the eldest son of Libya's slain dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death for ordering mass killings during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
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In this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 file photo, Seif al-Islam is seen after his capture in the custody of revolutionary fighters in Zintan. A court in the Libyan capital has sentenced Seif al-Islam to death over killings during the country's 2011 uprising. The Tripoli court handed down the sentence Tuesday for Seif al-Islam, who is currently being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government. The court sentenced eight others to death as well, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi. (AP Photo/Ammar El-Darwish, File)[/caption]
He was sentenced on Tuesday along with other senior members of the former regime, overthrown in the 2011 war.
The Abdullah Senussi, the former intelligence chief, was among those sentenced.