“Because of murder cases,” the military prosecutor calls for halting the candidacy of Saif Gaddafi and Haftar for the presidency


“Because of murder cases,” the military prosecutor calls for halting the candidacy of Saif Gaddafi and Haftar for the presidency


The Electoral Commission in Libya announced that it had accepted the nomination papers of Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi for the presidential elections scheduled for December 24 next, at a time when the Office of the Military Prosecutor General demanded that the commission suspend the candidacy procedures of Gaddafi and Khalifa Haftar “until they comply with the investigation.”

On Sunday, the Office of the Military Prosecutor General in Libya called on the Electoral Commission to suspend the candidacy of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Khalifa Haftar “until they comply with the investigation.”

This came in a letter sent by the Public Prosecutor at the Military Prosecutor's Office, Mohamed Gharouda, to the Head of the Elections Commission, Imad Al-Sayeh, and published by local media.

The Public Prosecutor held the National Elections Commission "legally responsible in the event of a violation, with the need to provide us with evidence of receipt and the measures taken by you."

He explained that "the cases brought against Saif Gaddafi and Haftar relate to the killing of citizens in the Sebaia area (south of Tripoli) by the (Russian) Wagner armed group."

And he added, "As well as the case file of the killing of 26 students at the Military College in Tripoli, the bombing of the illegal immigration headquarters in Tajoura, and the bombing of the city of Al-Zawiya."

On Sunday, the Electoral Commission in Libya announced that it had accepted the nomination papers of Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi for the presidential elections scheduled for December 24 next.

The commission said, in a statement, that the Electoral Management Office in the city of Sebha (south) witnessed today, Sunday, November 14, 2021, "the acceptance of the papers of the candidate Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to be the second candidate for this position."

She pointed out that the electoral management office in the capital, Tripoli, witnessed, during the past two days, the acceptance of the papers of the candidate "Abdul Hakim Bayou" as the first file of a presidential candidate.

The Commission expected that "the coming days will witness the submission of more candidates once their legal justifications are completed."

Saif al-Islam returns to the political front in Libya nearly 10 years after the killing of his father during the revolution of February 17, 2011.

Fadi al-Abdullah, a spokesman for the International Criminal Court, told Anadolu Agency, on Sunday, that the arrest warrant issued against Saif al-Islam since 2011 "is still valid and has not changed", on charges of committing "crimes against humanity."
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