A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Muammar Qaddafi's son Saif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising.
Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Qaddafi's last Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death.
Saif al-Islam was not in court because he is held in the southwestern hill town of Zintan by militia opposed to the Tripoli authorities.
The trial, which opened in the Libyan capital in April last year, has been dogged by criticism from human rights watchdogs and an unresolved dispute with the International Criminal Court in The Hague over jurisdiction in the case of the Qaddafi son.
The 37 defendants were charged with crimes including murder and complicity in incitement to rape during the 2011 uprising that toppled the dictatorship.
Saif al-Qaddafi's ICC lawyer condemned the Tripoli "show trial" and labeled it a "judicially sanctioned execution." Meanwhile, the U.N. human rights office said it was "deeply disturbed" by the verdicts and sentences.
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