The Libyan Presidential Council has decided to give a general amnesty for a number of military prisoners that have served a certain period of their sentences in prison.

The amnesty included penalties imposed in military courts in relation to the rulings of the circuit courts, as the Military Prosecutor is responsible for implementing their release, in coordination with the Police and Military Prisons Department and the commanders of military units.

The decision stipulates that the prisoners must have served at least half of the sentence, while the life sentence is required to have served 15 years.

According to the decision, those convicted in honor-related affairs are excluded from this amnesty, as well as those convicted in cases related to state security, terrorism or premeditated murder, as well as drug crimes whose sentences exceed 5 years.