The son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, is preparing for a return to frontline politics in the divided North African country, a report has said.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was released from jail in June after being held for six years by a militia in the town of Zintan following the Nato-supported uprising of Libya in 2011.

Saif al-Islam’s lawyer Khaled al-Zaidi, speaking in the Tunisian capital Tunis, told reporters Saif al-Islam was returning to Libya’s fractious political scene, adding he was in good health.

“He’s working on politics from his base in Libya, with the tribes, with the cities, with the decision makers,” Zaidi said.

“He’s in a good health…in top condition. His medical and psychological condition are good.

“The aim is to achieve peace in Libya,” said Zaidi. “He follows Libyan affairs closely every day.”

Mr Gaddafi, who studied in the London School of Economics, is known as a moderniser, said British newspaper The Guardian.

He is accused of killing protesters during the 2011 Libyan revolution, which ousted and killed his father Muammar Gaddafi. Saif al-Islam’s current whereabouts remain unknown.

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