Libyan court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during the 2011 uprising.

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

However, an official said the sentences were linked to killings perpetrated by forces loyal to the former ruler Muammar Gaddafi shortly 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.


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