Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi who fled abroad during Libya’s 2011 revolution and was extradited from Niger last year appeared in a Tripoli court on Sunday at the start of a trial on murder charges but the judge adjourned his case until July. Saadi, who had a brief career as a soccer player in Italy and had the reputation of a playboy during his father’s long rule, appeared
in the Tripoli courtroom wearing a blue jumpsuit and watched the proceedings from behind bars. “The trial of Saadi Gaddafi has been adjourned today by the court of south Tripoli until July 19,” the chief of the investigation office of the attorney-general, Sadiq Al-Sour, told Reuters. “The defense lawyers had asked for more time to read the case file and prepare for a plea.” Saadi Gaddafi faces charges of killing a football player and unlawful imprisonment.