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Attack on Libya court ahead of appeal by Kadhafi's son

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th November, 2021 03:13:24 PM
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Libya's government has condemned an attack on a court ahead of an appeal by the son of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi against the rejection of his presidential election candidacy to be held on December 24, AFP reported.

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

The unsuccessful applicants were given 48 hours to appeal the decision in court.

On Thursday morning a "group of outlaws" launched an "odious" attack on the court in the southern town of Sebha forcing it to shut -- just hours before Seif al-Islam had been due to appeal, the government said in a statement.

The final list of candidates is due to be published by early December, once verifications and appeals are completed.