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Libyans shrug as Moammar Kadafi's son is sentenced to death by firing squad

Libyans shrug as Moammar Kadafi's son is sentenced to death by firing squad

A court in Libya’s capital on Tuesday sentenced a son of the late strongman Moammar Kadafi, along with other members of his government, to death by firing squad for crimes committed during the 2011 war that toppled his father. It was a ruling sought by millions of Libyans who had risen up against Kadafi’s repressive rule, but response in Tripoli was muted, news reports said. The militiamen who captured Seif Islam Kadafi do not recognize the government and courts in Tripoli and have refused to hand him over. Many Libyans long ago lost interest in the case, preoccupied by the tribal animosities, territorial disputes, extremist violence, economic turmoil and political disarray...

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