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Libya court sentences 17 Islamic State members to death

The Tripoli court found them guilty of joining the group and killing 53 people.
Libyan security forces affiliated with Tripoli-based interim Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah take part in a parade marking the 6th anniversary of the liberation of Sirte from Islamic State (IS) group, in the northwestern city of Misrata, on December 17, 2022. (Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images)

A Libyan court sentenced 17 former Islamic State (IS) members to death on Monday on charges of joining the group and killing 53 people.

The Tripoli-based top prosecutor issued a statement saying that these 17 former members were convicted of the death of 53 people and the destruction of public property while attacking “the state and social peace," The Associated Press reported. The statement added that another 16 militants were given lesser sentences, two with life in prison.

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