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Libya: First Trial Of Gaddafi Followers Begins In Benghazi

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Forty-one pro-Gaddafi fighters appeared before a military court in Benghazi on Sunday (February 5th), AFP reported.

“It is the first trial concerning the February 17 revolution,” presiding judge Ali al-Hamida said at the start of the court proceedings.

The defendants were arrested in Benghazi last July after a deadly clash between Libyan rebels and partisans of the Moamer Gaddafi regime.

Defence attorney had challenged the decision to hold the trial before a military tribunal, arguing that most of the defendants were civilians.

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