Saadi Gaddafi, the son of the former leader Muamar Gaddafi has been released from Prison.
Prime minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said in a tweet early on Monday that Gaddafi, 48, had been released in compliance with a previous court order.
Gaddafi immediately departed on a plane to Istanbul, according to multiple sources.
Saadi Gaddafi, who was known for his playboy lifestyle during his father’s dictatorship and for being a professional footballer, fled for Niger during the Nato-backed uprising.
But he was tracked down and extradicted to Libya in 2014 and has been imprisoned since then in Tripoli.
During the uprising, three of the dictator’s seven sons were killed and the country has since sunk into chaos, with rival factions vying for power.