Qaddafi minister sentenced to death in Libya court

Ahmed Ibrahim, former minister of education and information for Libya, was sentenced to death on July 31 for inciting citizens in Moammar Qaddafi’s hometown and place of death, Sirte, to oppose the rebellion. He is the first member of Gaddafi’s ministry to receive a death sentence, which is to be carried out via firing squad. Ibrahim was also a high ranking member of the “revolutionary committees,” organizations of Gaddafi’s loyalists known for enforcing his policies. Human rights activists have raised concerns  that the Libyan criminal courts based in Misrata do not meet international standards. The conviction must be confirmed by the Supreme Court before the sentence can be carried out.

From Jurist, Aug. 1. Used with permission.