All were convicted for their association with the "repression" that followed the armed "popular uprising in February 2011" and which led to the fall of the Jamahiriya in October of that same year.
The "trial" was attended by 29 of the 38 defendants, were also sentenced former president of foreign secret services, Omar Durda Abuzid; the former head of People's Guard, Mansur Du; and former President of Homeland Security, Milad Raman.
After the verdict, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, censured the Libyan measure and asked that his case rests with the Criminal Court International Hague. He argued that the international tribunal is committed to "promote the abolition of the death penalty in Europe and in the rest of the world."
* Visit also English.AlGaddafi.org (official website, since 2007)
Source: Based on agencies, by GhanaMIRROR.com