Libya, UN warn intimidation stopping Kadhafi son's appeal

Asia's Tech News Daily

Libya, UN warn intimidation stopping Kadhafi son's appeal
© Mahmud Turkia Protesters gather in Libya’s capital Tripoli to rally against the candidacy of Seif al-Islam Kadhafi, son of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi

Libya’s government and the UN expressed concern Monday over an intimidation campaign that has shut the court where the son of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi is appealing his rejected presidential bid.

The elections on December 24 come as Libya seeks to turn the page on a decade of violence since a NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed Kadhafi in 2011.

Last Wednesday, Libya’s electoral commission announced the rejection of the candidacy of his son Seif al-Islam Kadhafi, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes.

Unsuccessful applicants were given 48 hours to appeal in court.

But on Thursday morning, a “group of outlaws” launched an “odious” attack on the court in the southern city of Sebha, forcing it to shut hours before Seif al-Islam had been due to appeal, the government in Tripoli said.

Similar incidents have been reported since, with footage broadcast on local media showing gunmen — presented as belonging to the eastern-based strongman and presidential candidate Khalifa Haftar — blocking access to the court.

Libya, UN warn intimidation stopping Kadhafi son's appeal
© Mahmud TURKIA Seif al-Islam Kadhafi, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, is seeking to appeal his rejected presidential bid

The Libyan government said in a statement late Monday that it was “following with great concern the tensions around the court in Sebha, which threaten the legitimacy of the judicial institution”.

“Threatening the lives of judges or trying to influence their work risks plunging Sebha back into civil war,” it added.

The United Nations Libya mission UNSMIL also said in a statement that it was “following with great concern the continued closure of Sebha Court of Appeal” where it said “judges were physically prevented from conducting their legally mandated duties, directly impeding the electoral process”.

“UNSMIL is also alarmed by increasing reports of intimidation and threats against judges and judicial employees, particularly those dealing with electoral-related complaints, as well as against candidates, in a number of locations in Libya.”

Dozens of people, including supporters of Seif al-Islam, protested in Sebha on Monday to denounce an “attack on the work of justice”.

Seif al-Islam was among 25 of the 98 hopefuls whose presidential bids were turned down.

hme/rb/cls/dl/lb

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Rikki Neave, 6, ‘murdered in wood by 13-YEAR-OLD who posed naked body in “star shape” before going on run for 30 years'

A TEEN murdered a six-year-old boy and posed his naked body in a “star shape” in woodland before fleeing for 30 years, a court heard today. James Watson was just ... Read more »

Death's Door, Hitman Trilogy, and more coming to Xbox Game Pass, according to leaks

© Provided by Dot Esports The full list of games coming to the Xbox Game Pass in the second part of January have been leaked, according to Polish gaming site ... Read more »

‘Fundamental error' meant child killing went unsolved for 20 years, court told

A “fundamental error” left the murder of a six-year-old boy unsolved for more than 20 years, a court has heard. James Watson was aged just 13 when he allegedly launched ... Read more »

Royal Family: Prince Andrew could be 'last' ever Duke of York

Prince Andrew may be the last ever Duke of York, it has been revealed. Traditionally, the Duke of York is the title given to the monarch’s second son. But, royal ... Read more »

Germany ready to pay high price to defend values - Baerbock in Moscow

© Reuters/MAXIM SHEMETOV Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in Moscow By Alexander Ratz and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) – Germany is ready to ... Read more »

Trans activists will not be charged over picture of JK Rowling's home

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images Police will take no action against trans rights activists who posted a photograph of JK Rowling’s home online. The author had ... Read more »

Making premature promises to lift Plan B restrictions ‘unwise', WHO warns

© AFP via Getty Images David Nabarro Making premature promises to end Plan B restrictions in England is “premature”, the World Health Organisation has warned, as the coronavirus is “constantly ... Read more »

Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell may have been in relationship, former friend claims

© Getty GettyImages-544081426 copy.jpg An ITV documentary will tonight lay bare the close relationships between Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and reveal claims that the convicted sex trafficker ... Read more »

HMRC to investigate 170,000 child benefit claims - with penalty fines for some families

Tens of thousands of working families face being investigated after the government changed the law to allow HMRC to chase people who may have been overpaid child benefit. The tax ... Read more »

‘Habambuhay' documentary on 100 years of Philippine cinema to stream online this January

TBA Studios FB Take a look at how Philippine cinema grew in the past 100 years through the documentary “Habambuhay.” As Philippine cinema celebrates 100 years, the documentary series shares ... Read more »

Hospitals in Ethiopia's war-torn north reel from shortages: ICRC

© Yasuyoshi CHIBA The ICRC says it is ‘profoundly concerned’ about the shortage of medical supplies Doctors in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are recycling surgical gloves and using salt to disinfect ... Read more »

ANC NWC hears calls for Sisulu's axing over controversial opinion piece

CAPE TOWN – A short African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee (NWC) meeting has put issues around Lindiwe Sisulu’s contentious opinion piece on ice. While it was not on ... Read more »

Goldman Sachs drops as 4th-quarter earnings miss estimates on equity trading decline

© Jason Lee/Reuters David Solomon, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs. Jason Lee/Reuters Goldman Sachs stock fell 4% on Monday after it reported a rare earnings miss in its fourth-quarter ... Read more »

Government wins appeal over contract for firm linked to Dominic Cummings

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters The court of appeal has overturned a ruling that found that a government contract given to a polling company with links to ... Read more »

Barclaycard giving customers up to £300 each in ‘mystery' payouts - are you due money?

Barclaycard is making payments worth up to £300 to customers who were overcharged while on repayment plans. The payouts are being received by both current and former credit card customers ... Read more »

Outcry as India shuts Kashmir Press Club

© TAUSEEF MUSTAFA The Kashmir Press Club had issued statements critical of police actions hindering the media The Indian government has shut down the Kashmir Press Club, prompting an outcry ... Read more »

The Gap Between Tesla And Its Rivals Is Widening

© insideEvs.com Copyright Tesla Model Y (MIC) (source: Tesla Greater China) By the middle of 2022, it will be interesting to see if Tesla or its German rivals sell more ... Read more »

Festive season road carnage due to 'alcohol, speeding, overtaking, wet roads'

1685 people lost their lives on South Africa’s roads over the 2021/2022 festive season, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula revealed on Tuesday. The death toll is 14% higher than the 2020/2021 ... Read more »

Ukraine-Russia: Putin and Biden are caught in a high-stakes gamble

It is a very bad idea — for all concerned. © Provided by CNN Yet the drumbeat towards another war in Ukraine is amplifying itself, taking on a life of ... Read more »

Netflix star Ramakrishnan, sportscaster Cole among CSA's special award winners

TORONTO — “Never Have I Ever” star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and sportscaster Bob Cole are among those set to receive honours from this year’s Canadian Screen Awards.  The Academy of Canadian ... Read more »

Indonesia is building a new capital city because its current one is sinking

Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a law approving the relocation of its capital from slowly sinking Jakarta to a site 2,000 kilometres away on jungle-clad Borneo island that will be ... Read more »

Apple HomePod 2: price, release date, features and latest news

© Provided by What Hi-Fi? Apple HomePod 2: price, release date, features and latest news Apple raised a few eyebrows when it discontinued the original HomePod last year. The company’s ... Read more »

Die Kryptowährung Worldcoin lässt sich im Kanton Zug nieder

Worldcoin will eine Kryptowährung an eine Milliarde Menschen verteilen. Die Iris dient als Erkennungsmerkmal, und Zug wird Sitz der Stiftung. Grosse Ambitionen sind in der Welt der Kryptowährung nicht rar. ... Read more »

Trauermücken bekämpfen: Das hilft wirklich gegen die lästigen Fliegen aus dem Blumentopf

© Bereitgestellt von Berliner Kurier Auf den ersten Blick sind sie vor allem eins: super-nervig. Auf den zweiten Blick verwechselt man sie dann schnell mit Obstfliegen – und versucht sie ... Read more »

Emmerdale writer confirms killer Meena Jutla's 'judgement day' will have twist

Emmerdale is lining up big scenes in 2022, as Meena Jutla is set to face a comeuppance with a “twist”. Bosses have teased “judgement day” for the serial killer, while ... Read more »

MSPs to probe impact of Covid pandemic on children's attainment

A Holyrood committee is to examine the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on children’s attainment – and how successful Scottish Government cash has been in closing the gap between ... Read more »

Prince Harry is only ‘focused on himself' and could write about security row in his explosive memoir, claims expert

PRINCE Harry is only “focused on himself” and could write about his latest security row in his explosive memoir, an expert has said. The Duke of Sussex could detail a ... Read more »

Northern Ireland's plan for the environment ‘weak and flawed'

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Northern Ireland is at risk of becoming “the dirty corner of Europe”, campaigners say, if more ambitious targets are not set for ... Read more »

Covid restrictions may be ‘substantially' reduced next week, Javid says

The Health Secretary has said he is “cautiously optimistic” that the Government can “substantially reduce” Covid restrictions next week. Sajid Javid told MPs it was likely “we have already reached ... Read more »

Health Secretary developing ‘new vision' as part of ‘war on cancer'

Sajid Javid wants to launch a “war on cancer” in an attempt to radically improve care for patients. The Health Secretary told MPs he is working on a “new vision” ... Read more »

Johnson: Putin cannot be allowed to ‘rewrite the rules' over Ukraine

© Mikhail Metzel Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) The UK is doing “everything ... Read more »

Russia needs US answers on security demands before continuing Ukraine talks, Lavrov says

© Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via Reuters Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that Moscow was waiting for a response from the United States on sweeping security demands put to ... Read more »

Royal Family: The 5 rules Kate Middleton broke at her wedding from hairstyle to sister Pippa's dress

Kate Middleton is one of the most famous people in the world – but her biggest moment arguably came in 2011. The Duchess of Cambridge married her long-time partner Prince ... Read more »

Serpentine Gallery to run virtual version of new art exhibition on online video game Fortnite

Millions of gamers will get to see a new art exhibition after the Serpentine Gallery teamed up with Fortnite to create a virtual version of their show. US pop artist ... Read more »

Yellowjackets will be returning for a second season - and sooner than you think!

It’s been a rollercoaster of a series but like all good things, season one of Yellowjackets has come to an end. MORE: Eveyrthing you need to know about Yellowjackets, the show ... Read more »

PM says 'nobody told me' No 10 lockdown garden party was against the rules

Boris Johnson has said “nobody told me” the Number 10 garden party during lockdown was “against the rules”. © Sky News Screen Grab The prime minister said he “humbly apologises” ... Read more »

Mum and son, 9, stabbed to death by violent ex Daniel Boulton before he fled sparking 24 hour manhunt

A MUM and son were brutally stabbed to death by her violent ex-boyfriend who has today pleaded guilty to killing the tragic pair. Daniel Boulton, 30, allegedly stabbed Bethany Vincent, ... Read more »

Free e-book previews new Bissinger, Hamid and other works

NEW YORK — A free e-book compilation includes excerpts from upcoming novels by Geraldine Brooks, Karen Jay Fowler and Mohsin Hamid among others. Buzz Books 2022: Spring/Summer was released Tuesday ... Read more »

New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'

The Associated PressThis combination of photos shows promotional art for “A Hero,” a film premiering Jan. 21 on Amazon, left, “Munich: The Edge of War,” a film premiering Jan. 21 ... Read more »

Poland: some 600 migrant crossings into EU foiled this year

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s Border Guard authorities say that almost 600 attempts by migrants at crossing the border from Belarus have been foiled so far this year. The attempts have ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic