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Libyan court sentences 45 to death over protest killings

21:30 16-08-2018
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A Libyan court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during the 2011 uprisin, AL Jazeera reports.

The statement published by the Ministry of Justice on Wednesday did not give any further details about the case.

However, an official said the sentences were linked to killings perpetrated by forces loyal to former ruler Muammar Gaddafishortly before he was toppled.

A further 54 people were sentenced to five years in prison over the deaths of at least 20 people, while 22 others were acquitted.