World Libya: The Court of Appeal Restores Saïf Al-Islam Gaddafi to Presidential

23:56  03 december  2021
23:56  03 december  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Saïf al-Islam Kadhafi (à gauche) venu déposer sa candidature pour la présidentielle à la Haute commission électorale libyenne. Dimanche 14 novembre 2021. © AFP - Stringer Saïf Al-Islam Gaddafi (left) came to submit his candidacy for the Presidential at the Libyan High Electoral Commission. Sunday, November 14, 2021.

While the electoral authority had rejected the candidacy of the Son of Gaddafi to the Libyan presidential election, the Court of Appeal revised this decision. Saïf al-Islam Gaddafi therefore competes again for the position of President.

The son of the former dictator Mouammar Gaddafi will finally be able to present himself to the presidential election scheduled for 24 December. Thursday, Sebha's Court of Appeal, in the south of the country, ordered the restoration of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi as a candidate. He had appealed earlier in the day after the rejection of his candidacy by the High Electoral Commission at the end of November.

Libya: The candidacy of Saïf al Islam Gaddafi rejected

 Libya: The candidacy of Saïf al Islam Gaddafi rejected Libya-Elections-candidates: Libya: the candidacy of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi rejected © Reuters / Stringer. Libya: Saïf Al Islam Gaddafi rejected Tripoli (Reuters) - The Libyan Electoral Commission rejected at first instance the candidacy of Saifting Al Islam Gaddafi for the presidential election to take place at the end of December, shows the list of candidates admitted forwarded Wednesday by a member of this commission. Remedies are possible and the final decision belongs to Libyan Justice.

The Son of Gaddafi was not the only one concerned. At the end of November, the electoral authority rejected 25 applications including his non-compliance with the Elections Act because it stipulates that a candidate must present a virgin criminal record. Now, in 2011, Saif al-Islam was sentenced to death for repressing the revolt against the regime of his near, before giving an amnesty.

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blocked by the supporters of Khalifa Hatar

by the supporters of Khalifa Hamtar , the strong man of the east of the country, who blocked access to the court. It is only Thursday morning that the candidate's lawyer was able to enter the building and file an appeal.

presidential in Libya: the candidacy of Seif al-Islam Gaddafi rejected

 presidential in Libya: the candidacy of Seif al-Islam Gaddafi rejected © Dario Lopez-Mills, AFP Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, August 23, 2011, while it appears before supporters and journalists in the Libyan capital Tripoli. The Libyan Electoral Commission announced on Wednesday, Wednesday rejected Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the deceased officer, who intended to appear in the presidential election of December 24th.

The candidacy of the Kadhafi son created the surprise in the country. The man has pepper beard and salt and sporting glasses had totally disappeared from public life for several years. The day after his announcement, voices were raised to denounce the candidacy of the qualified human criminal man and called for the boycott.

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Application of Saïf al-Islam to the presidential election in Libya: "The Kadhafi son has his chances" .
© Mahmud Turkia / AFP Saïf al-Islam Gaddafi, April 27, 2014. It is an application that leaves indifferent Neither Libyans nor the international community. The son of the former dictator Mouammar Gaddafi can finally appear in the presidential election, scheduled for December 24 in Libya. Saïf al-Islam had first seen his file rejected by the High Electoral Commission, since it is necessary to have a virgin judicial record.

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