Libyan Appeal Court Sentenced 45 to Death

A Libyan appeal court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during the 2011 uprising, Protests erupted in February 2011 before turning into an armed conflict, which saw the toppling and killing of Gaddafi in October 2011 (NAN). Another 54 were sentenced to five years in prison and 22 others were acquitted. According to the statement by the ministry of justice on Wednesday said the sentences were linked to killings perpetrated by forces loyal to former ruler Muammar Gaddafishortly before he was toppled.Defense lawyers and relatives of the accused were present for the verdict, but the defendants were not in court.

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