Leader’s son, who is wanted for war crimes, had been held since 2011 revolution that in which his father and three of his brothers were killed

An armed group in Libya says it has freed Saif al-Islam. The son of dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi had been in custody since November 2011.

The Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade, a militia of former rebels that controls the town of Zintan in western Libya, said Islam was freed on Friday evening, “the 14th day of the month of Ramadan”, under an amnesty law promulgated by the parliament based in the east.

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