Tripoli court jails three people for human trafficking in Libya’s first ruling of its kind

Jul 7, 2023 | Libyan actors

On 7 July, the office of the Attorney General announced that the Criminal Court of Tripoli has sentenced three people to harsh prison terms on charges of human trafficking, in the first ruling of its kind in Libya. According to the statement, one of the defendants was sentenced to life in prison, while the other two received 20-year terms, after being convicted of human trafficking, detaining and torturing migrants, and extorting their families for ransom.