The Tripoli Criminal Court, on Monday, sentenced 17 people to death for joining the extremist organization ISIS.

A statement by the Public Prosecution said it referred 41 defendants to the court for their involvement under the ISIS group in harmful activities and destabilizing social peace in Sabratha.

"The defendants took the violence path to replace the form of governing and basic system in the country, withholding rights and freedoms, and hindering state institutions and public authorities from carrying out their work."

The 14 defendants were charged with killing 53 people, kidnapping, vandalizing government buildings, and attempting to replace the government system and law.

The Criminal Court convicted 33 defendants, 17 of them were sentenced to death; two got life imprisonment; and 14 were sentenced to years in prison, according to the Public Prosecutor.