Fate of Gaddafi’s Children Remains Uncertain

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Sunday, April 1, 2012
Andrew Baskin

Recent public remarks by Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, have renewed tensions between Niger and Libya over the former billionaire playboy, who until the death of his father enjoyed an extravagant lifestyle.  At the same time, the Libyan government is struggling to deal with the imprisoned Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, another son and former heir apparent to Muammar.2  How the Libyan government eventually handles these two could affect its legitimacy going forward, as the country struggles to deal with the surviving authority figures from the Gaddafi regime.

                2                     Qaddafi son runs mouth, so Libya wants him back, Associated Press, February 12, 2012.