The trial opened Monday in Libya’s western city of Misrata of 56 suspected Islamic State group militants captured after the 2016 fall of its bastion Sirte. The 56 suspects, out of a total of 320 facing trial, appeared in court before the trial was adjourned to September 25, judicial sources said. The suspects appeared in the dock clad in blue prison overalls, some with their faces covered, in the crowded courtroom where dozens of the families had gathered. Fatima al-Tlisi told AFP that her son was “still a high school student when he joined the forces” and was killed fighting IS. Libya was plunged into over a decade of chaos and lawlessness following the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that led to the removal and killing of long timedictator Moamer Kadhafi.
Source: Libya Today August 09, 2022 01:23 UTC