Libyan media reported that the military prosecutor in Libya had asked the Electoral Commission to suspend the candidacy procedures for Marshal Khalifa Haftar and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in the upcoming presidential elections.
Libyan media circulated a document that was said to have been sent by the Public Prosecutor in the Military Prosecutor’s Office, Mohamed Gharouda, to the head of the High National Elections Commission, Imad al-Sayeh, which indicates that Haftar and Gaddafi are facing criminal charges of involvement in several cases related to the killing of civilians.
The document stated: “It is requested that the procedures for the nomination of the above-mentioned persons be suspended until they comply with the investigation of the facts assigned to them, and we also hold you legally responsible in case of violation of this, with the need to provide us with evidence of receipt and the measures taken by you.”
This comes in light of the Electoral Commission’s announcement today, Sunday, that it accepted the nomination papers of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, thus becoming the second candidate in the Libyan presidential elections scheduled to be held in Libya in December after Abdel Hakim Bayou.
Today, the International Criminal Court confirmed that the arrest warrant it issued against the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 remains