Saif Gaddafi gets thumbs-up to run for Libya’s Presidential Elections

Saif Gaddafi.

Source: Aljazeera.

Son of Libya’s longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Gaddafi has been given the go-ahead to run in the country’s upcoming presidential election a week after being disqualified for what the Libyan authorities said were war crimes committed during the uprising against his father more than 10 years ago.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyer, Khaled al-Zaydi, who confirmed this said the court in Sebha accepted his client’s appeal, lodged earlier in the day, and that he will therefore be reinstated in the presidential election scheduled to take place later this month.

In disqualifying Gaddafi, Libya’s electoral commission had pointed to articles of the electoral law stipulating that candidates “must not have been sentenced for a dishonourable crime” and must present a clean criminal record.


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