LYBIA: THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
September 26, 2013: Three former revolutionaries were sentenced to be hanged by a Tripoli court for the murder of a man they had kidnapped, the Prosecutorâs office has disclosed.
The three, named in case No. 9306 as Khaled Fathi Issa Bumashat, Walid Abdul Razak Nejmeddin Al-Harati and Tariq Ali Salem Ben Mahmoud, were found guilty in Tripoli Appeals Court of the murder last year of Ahmed Saleh Juma Fulaifel.
The office told the Libya Herald that the three, members of the Benghazi Martyrsâ Brigade, had seized Fulaifel without authority or instructions, along with his car, at a petrol station in Ain Zara. They then took him to an undisclosed destination where they beat him, âunder the pretext of interrogating himâ but he died from the beating.
Bumashat and Ben Mahmoud then buried the body and Harati took the car, said the prosecutorâs office, explaining that was their undoing.
Harati was arrested âin the south of Tripoliâ on 8 January this year in possession of the stolen vehicle which was then linked to the disappearance of Fulaifel. Â The other two were then arrested. Confessions followed, although the prosecutorâs office said that the three accused each other, and the place where the victim had been buried was disclosed. Dug up and identified, it was said to have shown signs of torture.
The death sentence has to be endorsed by both the Grand Mufti and the government before it can be executed, the prosecutorâs office said. (Sources: libyaherald.com, 26/09/2013)