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Libyan media reported that a military court in Misrata sentenced General Khalifa Haftar to death in absentia, based on the evidence presented to the court.
According to Libya’s Al-Ahrar TV channel, the Military Prosecutor’s Office in Misrata announced Khalifa Haftar’s sentence after accusing him of bombing the headquarters of the Air Defense College in the city, resulting in the death of one of the college’s soldiers.
The decision states that the Military Prosecutor’s Office asked the military police department to carry out the sentence on those convicted in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.
On November 16th, Libyan General Khalifa Haftar announced his candidacy for the country’s presidential election.
As a result of five charges brought against him for crimes allegedly committed between 2019 and 2020, the Libyan Military Prosecutor’s Office is urging the Criminal Investigation Department to include Khalifa Haftar on the list of wanted individuals.
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