The Attorney General’s Office reported yesterday that the Misrata Criminal Court passed sentence over 54 accused members of the Islamic State. The defendants were variously accused of:
Harmful activity to the state; breach of social peace; adopting violence and armed action as a way to enable them to achieve the goal of replacing the form of government in the state; intent to sabotage government headquarters; arbitrarily killing of its workers; the disappearance of dozens of people; with intent to prejudice the integrity of the state; their contribution to the commission of the incidents of taking the lives of seven hundred and seventy persons; the attempt to kill four thousand nine hundred and nineteen people from the public authority when carrying out their work, related to the implementation of the duty to enable the government to carry out the work authorized to it, preventing state institutions and public authorities from carrying out their work;
The Misrata Criminal Court ruled:
- The conviction of forty-six accused.
- Twenty-three of them were sentenced to death.
- Fourteen given a sentence of life imprisonment.
- One was sentenced to twelve years’ imprisonment.
- Six were sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment.
- One was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.
- One was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
- Five defendants were acquitted.
- The criminal case lapsed against three due to their deaths before conviction.