Saif-al-Islam Gaddafi, the preferred successor of the late Libyan President, Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed from prison after six years.
The second son of Gaddafi had been in custody since November 2011 in Zintan town. He was released under amnesty law passed in parliament to reduced instability experienced since the death of his father in 2011.
Saif-al-Islam Gaddafi's lawyer confirmed his release on Friday but he has not been seen in public.
The second son of the late ruler was taken to an undisclosed Libyan city for security purposes.
He was sentenced to death in 2015 after a Tripoli court found him guilty of war crimes, including killing protesters during the revolution in which he was the face of his father’s regime.
He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity during Gaddafi’s futile attempts to put down the rebellion.