Saif al-Islam Qaddafi freed, his lawyer says in audio recording

Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, seen after his capture in 2011. (Reuters)

Khalid Al-Zaidi, the lawyer of late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam, confirmed reports that the latter was released from prison.

Zaidi said Seif al-Islam was released in implementation of the general amnesty law issued by the elected Libyan parliament.

In a phone call with Afrigatenews, Zaidi said Seif al-Islam is now a free man and is currently present in Zintan “to perform his role to save the country.”

Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion in Zintan had said in a statement that Seif al-Islam was released but this was only confirmed by his lawyer later.

Al-Arabiya.net reported on Saturday that according to sources close to Seif al-Islam, he left Zintan towards the eastern region in Libya.

This is not the first time it’s reported that he’s released without publishing a photo of him or a statement by him. This has always raised suspicions, especially that one of his lawyers said in April 2016 that he was released but it later turned out he wasn’t.

Several Libyan sources still deny that Seif al-Islam was released until now.

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