By Taher Zaroog.
Misrata, 17 March 2014:
Misrata Appeal Court has convicted the former Grand Mufti of Libya, Mohamed . . .[restrict]Madani Shweref, of spreading misinformation during the revolution and sentenced him to seven years in jail. He was also fined LD 500. The court further ordered his civil rights to be suspended during his period in jail and for a year afterwards.
He was found not guilty on two other charges: of calling people to fight against the revolutionaries and destroying the country’s unity, and of activities that caused the death of others.
The 84-year-old was Grand Mufti until 1983 when Qaddafi abolished to post. He returned to his native Zliten at the end of the revolution.
Sixteen other people were also found guilty in Misrata today of pro-Qaddafi activities during the revolution and sentenced to terms of between seven and 25 years in jail. [/restrict]