Gadhafi’s son announces candidacy for president

  |  Sunday, November 14th, 2021 |  2:35 pm

The son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi announced Sunday his candidacy for the country’s presidential election next month, Libya’s election agency said.

Saif al-Islam submitted his candidacy papers in the southern town of Sabah, the agency said in a statement, AP reports.

Gadhafi’s son was captured by fighters late in 2011, the year when a popular uprising toppled Gadhafi after more than 40 years in power. Moammar Gadhafi was later killed amid the ensuing fighting that would turn into a civil war.

Saif al-Islam was released in June 2017 after more than five years in detention.