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Libyan court sentences Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in 2011 uprising.

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TRIPOLI, Libya — A court in the Libyan capital has sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death over killings during the country's 2011 uprising.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks to the media at a press conference in a hotel in Tripoli, Libya. A Libyan court sentenced Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in 2011 uprising on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks to the media at a press conference in a hotel in Tripoli, Libya. A Libyan court sentenced Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in 2011 uprising on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

The Tripoli court handed down the sentence Tuesday for Seif al-Islam, who is currently being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government. The court sentenced eight others to death as well, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi.

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