Gaddafi son appeals sentence in France

31st May 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 31 (AFP) - The son of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi has appealed his four-month suspended prison sentence handed down by a Paris court for physically abusing his partner, judicial sources said Tuesday.

PARIS, May 31 (AFP) - The son of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi has appealed his four-month suspended prison sentence handed down by a Paris court for physically abusing his partner, judicial sources said Tuesday.

The court sentenced Motassim Bilal Gaddafi, known as Hannibal Ghadafi, for "voluntary violence on a vulnerable person," referring to his pregnant partner, and carrying an unlicensed firearm.

The court had also ordered him to pay a E"UR 500 euro fine. Gaddafi appealed on Monday.

Charges against the 28-year-old emerged from scuffles in two luxury Paris
hotels on February 1 during which he produced a handgun.

His pregnant partner pressed charges against the son of the Libyan leader,
saying he had hit her landing her in hospital for treatment. She later withdrew the charges.

France formally protested to Libya and the French foreign ministry ruled that he did not have diplomatic immunity.


© AFP


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