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New incidents took place Monday, November 29 before the court of Sebha, in the south of the country. For several days, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former leader, has been trying unsuccessfully to appeal the rejection of his presidential candidacy scheduled for December 24. The Libyan interim government, like the United Nations, express their concern.
Armed men block access to the court in the city of Sebha, more than 600 km from the capital Tripoli, according to images broadcast by the local press. These people are presented as belonging to the forces of Khalifa Haftar, the strongman of eastern Libya.
At the same time, on Monday, a few dozen people demonstrated, in front of this same court, to protest against an attack on the work of justice. Among them, supporters of Saif al-Islam, the son of the former Libyan leader, whose lawyers want to appeal the rejection of his presidential candidacy scheduled for December 24. They have been prevented from doing so since last Thursday, the day following the announcement of the decision taken by the electoral commission to exclude 25 candidates from this ballot, for non-compliance with the provisions of the electoral law.
“ Civil War Risks »
In a press release, the Libyan interim government considers that these tensions threaten the legitimacy of the judicial institution and “ risk plunging Sebha back into civil war “.
The United Nations mission in Libya refers to ” intimidation ” and ” threat towards judges, who directly interfere with the electoral process.