Sunday 26 October 2014

Gaddafi's son begs for forgiveness on state television

Published 28/03/2014 | 10:34

Libyan state TV has aired footage showing one of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi's sons jailed in Libya apologising to the nation and asking for forgiveness.

Prison authorities say the video is in response to "rumours" that al-Saadi Gaddafi is being tortured in custody.

He was extradited to Libya earlier this month from Niger, where he had taken refuge as his father's regime crumbled in 2011.

The Libyan government is preparing to prosecute him for his alleged role in trying to suppress the uprising against Gaddafi's rule.

In the video, al-Saadi is wearing blue prison uniform, sitting in what looks like an office. He says he is sorry for the "harm and disturbances" - without elaborating - and adds he is being treated well in prison.

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