Libyan court clears Gaddafi son of footballer’s murder

A Libyan appeals court cleared one of the sons of late leader, Muammar Gaddafi yesterday of charges of murdering a footballer before Libya’s 2011 uprising. Saadi Gaddafi, who has been held in the capital Tripoli since his extradition from Niger in 2014, was found not guilty of “murder, deception, threats, enslavement and defamation of the former player, Bashir Rayani. He was fined 500 Libyan dinars and given a suspended one-year prison sentence for drinking and possession of alcohol in the 2006 case.