Ministry of Justice stress integrity of verdict in "Highway case"

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Ministry of Justice stress integrity of verdict in "Highway case"

August 20, 2018 - 16:35
Written by: SafaAlharathy

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The Ministry of Justice of the Presidential Council insisted on the integrity and independence of the Libyan judiciary in its verdict on the persons accused of "the highway case" that resulted in the killing and loss of 146 Libyan citizens in 2011.

The Ministry pointed out that the defendants had received a fair trial in which they enjoyed full legal guarantees, and were offered the right to defend themselves, adding that as an additional guarantee, the sentence issued, will be submitted by the force of law to the Supreme Court, in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code.

The ministry explained that the death penalty is prescribed in the Libyan law, for serious crimes, in line with the provisions of Islamic law, calling on the international organizations and missions to dissociate themselves from interfering in Libyan sovereign affairs.