By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 9 December 2014:
The court in Misrata has sentenced a former Qaddafi brigade leader to death. Salah Al-Fatouri Salah Al-Shushan was found guilty . . .[restrict]by the Khoms Criminal Court, which for security reasons meets in Misrata, of having having attacked Misrata with a convoy of eight tanks in 2011. He was also found guilty of bombing and killing civilians in the city.
Shushan, whose trial began in 2013, was captured during the liberation of Zliten just days before that of the capital. He has since been held in Khoms which is the reason its court conducted the trial.
A number of former Qaddafi regime figures have been found guilty of human rights crimes in Misrata and sentenced to death. None, however, has been executed so far. In Libyan law, the death sentence has to be endorsed by the High Court, and the process can take years.
Libyan law also incorporates the Sharia practice whereby a murderer sentenced to death can be forgiven by members of the victim’s family, in which case the sentence is reduced to life imprisonment. [/restrict]