A statement read out prior to the killing accuses him of stabbing to death a Libyan man, Khalid al-Dirsi. It is stated that he admitted to murder and theft during interrogation by the Legitimate Committee for Dispute Resolution, a body apparently operating under the authority of the Shura Council of Islamic Youth.
It is stated that the Committee ruled he is to be “executed” unless pardoned by the family of the victim. It appears from the video that the family refuses to grant pardon.
An unmasked man wearing plain clothes, believed to be the brother of Khalid al-Dirsi, is then given a handgun. He is seen shooting Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed from behind, possibly in the head or neck.
Amnesty International has also reviewed photographs of the incident posted on social media that show a large crowd of people watching the killing from the stadium’s benches.
Amnesty International has confirmed with sources in Derna that the killing did take place on 19 August on the outskirts of the city.
“This was an unlawful act of brutal revenge, not justice,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.
“The Libyan authorities must do everything in their power to restore state institutions and the rule of law in Derna and elsewhere in the country.”
The state has failed to assert its control of Derna since the end of Libya’s 2011 conflict.