The Financial Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Mohamed Eljarh on a Libyan court sentencing to death Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of ousted leader Muammer Gaddafi:
“Seif al-Islam and other figures from the Gaddafi regime are being used as populist bargaining chips,” said Mohamed Eljarh a Libyan Affairs Analyst and Fellow of the Atlantic Council. He added “the trial lacks all requirements of fairness and transparency. It is aimed at selling to the Libyan people and the international community that the Islamist-led Libya Dawn alliance which controls Tripoli is operating courts to try the former regime.”
He added “at the same time the internationally-recognised government will not want to be seen to be defending Gaddafi regime figures”.