Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
Khaled al-Zaydi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyer, said that an armed group closed the appeals court in Sebha city, where the appeal against the High Elections Commission’s decision to reject his client’s candidacy was supposed to be heard.
Al-Zaydi explained in a video circulating that “an armed force attacked the court and expelled the employees and judges by force of arms,” stressing that the failure to hold a hearing on the appeal decision would “affect the entire course of the elections.”
Seif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi had submitted an appeal to the Sebha Court after the High Electoral Commission in Libya included his name on the lists of those rejected to run for the presidential elections, based on his accusation of a criminal charge that prevents him from running.
A member of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi’s political team, Muhammad al-Qaloushi, said that “the appeal was submitted by the legal team of Saif al-Islam Muammar al-Qathafi to the Sebha court,” explaining that “the appeal was submitted because of the exclusion of Saif al-Islam from the presidential elections, based on two articles that do not apply to him.”