Libya court acquits Saadi Kadhafi of murdering football coach

first_img0Shares0000Saadi Kadhafi, son of former Libyan dictator Moamar Kadhafi, plays for Tripoli’s Al-Ittihad club against FC Barcelona in an April 2, 2003 match at Camp Nou in Spain © AFP/File / LLUIS GENETRIPOLI, Libya, Apr 4 – Tripoli’s court of appeals has acquitted Saadi Kadhafi, a son of former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, of murdering a football coach in 2005, a judicial source said Wednesday.The court’s criminal chamber acquitted Saadi Kadhafi on Tuesday of charges of “voluntary homicide”, the source said on condition of anonymity. The former ruler’s son was accused of murdering Bashir al-Rayani, a former footballer and coach of Tripoli’s Al-Ittihad football club, where Kadhafi played, in 2005.The judicial source added that the ministry of justice asked the supreme court Wednesday to submit an update on the other cases involving Kadhafi.Extradited from Niger on March 6, 2014, Kadhafi is also being tried, among others, for alleged involvement in the deadly crackdown on the revolt that toppled his father’s regime in 2011. The case has repeatedly been postponed.Rayani’s son, Ali, took to local media to denounce the court’s ruling, saying his family would appeal the decision “until justice is served”.“The case is clear. All the evidence and testimony confirm the responsibility of Saadi Kadhafi,” Ali al-Rayani told the 218News channel.“How is it possible that a criminal whose culpability is confirmed by concrete evidence can be acquitted… It’s impossible!” he said.“We could not get justice under his father’s regime, we will get it now, I’m confident!”Of Kadhafi’s seven sons, three died were killed during the uprising, as was their father.After playing with Libyan clubs, Saadi Kadhafi signed in 2003 with Italy’s Perugia club, whose management took him on at the request of then Italian president Silvio Berlusconi, who had close ties with the Libyan regime.But even though he was a part of the team, Saadi Kadhafi rarely stepped foot on the field, appearing only twice on the substitutes’ bench.He was suspended for three months in his second season with the team for doping.His greatest achievement was playing 15 minutes against Juventus in May 2004.In June 2005, he joined Udinese, with whom he played 11 minutes. The following year he joined Sampdoria of Genoa, where he played less than 10 minutes all season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

South Africa coach Russell Domingo leaves England tour to attend to critically injured mother

first_imgSouth Africa coach Russell Domingo, who was in England for the ongoing four-match Test series, has once again flew back home in order to be with his critically injured mother.Domingo returned to South Africa after his side slumped to a huge 211-run defeat at the hands of the Joe Root-led team in the first Test at the Lord’s.The 42-year-old’s mother, who was critically injured in a car accident while travelling alone in Port Elizabeth, has now been placed on life support.Reflecting on the matter, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said that although Domingo’s mother had shown some signs of improvement, her condition has obviously taken a turn for the worse over the past few days, Sport24 reported.Domingo had earlier headed back home during South Africa’s three-match T20 series, which England went on to win by 2-1.South Africa are slated to play second Test from Friday at Trent Bridge.last_img read more

Schneider provides solar lights to 350 families in Kargil

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) Schneider Electric India today said the firm, along with non-government organisations, has provided solar lights to 350 households in Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir.Under its rural electrification project, SEIF & SHIF contributed Mobiya range of portable solar lights to the households of Darchik and Garkone villages in Kargil, Schneider Electric India said in a statement.Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF) is the social commitment of Schneider Electric India and Spreading Happiness InDiya Foundation (SHIF) partnership is backed by renowned sports personality Sachin Tendulkar.The foundations organised portable solar light distribution programme at primary school of Darchik village and Jamyang School in Leh district.This solar lighting system could benefit the residents, especially children, with improved lighting for late night studying and safety for night time transportation.”At Schneider, we believe that access to energy is a basic human right which should be made available to everyone. I am happy that this project would contribute meaningfully in helping remote communities gain access to safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable energy,” SEIF Vice President Venkat Garimella said in statement.The Mobiya range of portable products for lighting and mobile charging is an energy-efficient and eco-friendly LED lamp that provides up to 48 hours of lighting with one day of solar charge. PTI KKS BALlast_img read more