Ex-Gaddafi Sheikh, Al-Shwairif, released from prison

Ex-Gaddafi Sheikh, Al-Shwairif, released from prison

August 10, 2015 - 15:59
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Ali Mohammed Al-Madani Al-Shwairif

Misrata Court of Appeal, Sunday, released Ali Mohammed Al-Madani Al-Shwairif, a close associate and mouthpiece for the former regime.

Al-Shwairif, also known as Gaddafi Sheikh, spent nearly four years in the Air Force Academy Prison in Misrata before being released in respect for his age. He is now 85 years old.

Al-Shwairif, detained since September 2011, had been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment on charges of collaboration with the former regime and issuing Fatwas "religious rulings", inciting to suppress the 17 February revolution and to kill Gaddafi’s opponents.