Tripoli, 8 November:
Five officers have been sentenced to death for crimes committed during last year’s revolution, while three others face ten . . .[restrict]years’ imprisonment each. The judgement, passed by Benghazi’s Permanent Military Council, relates to charges of war crimes, human rights violations and rape in eastern Libya in the early days of the conflict.
The men sentence to execution, by shooting, are Brigadier-General Ghaith Ahmed Abdul-Rahim Abu-Asbaa, Brigadier-General Saad Mohamad Nasr Abdul-Rahman, Lieutenant-Colonel Taher Abu-Bakr Taher Mohamed, Captain Khaled Muftah Ali Akremi and Lieutenant Mohamad Muftah Mohamed. All are said to be from western Libya.
The men given prison spells are Corporals Osman Ahmed Ashkoob Arab, Omar Awad Milad Omar and Mukhtar Ahmed Hanna Bugina. All three are said to be non-Libyan, recruited from Sudan, Niger and Mali.