Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gaddafi's captured son has part of finger and thumb amputated in prison cell as he awaits trial in Libya over war crimes and corruption

Saif al-Islam, the son of Colonel Gaddafi who was captured in November, has had the ends of his thumb and forefinger amputated as he prepares to face trial on corruption and war crimes charges.

Human rights groups have expressed concern over the treatment of the dictator's son, who has been held in solitary confinement without access to legal counsel since his capture by local militia in Libya.

Mr Gaddafi has since had the ends of his right-hand forefinger and thumb amputated in his prison cell due to injuries sustained in a Nato airstrike before his capture.

Medics had to remove the top knuckle of his thumb and forefinger because the injuries he sustained had become gangrenous.

Colonel Gaddafi's son also has an injury to his right middle finger. Read More